Author Archives: Jordan

Exclusive Footage From Haiti

Graphic footage only a day or two old from Haiti. Injured Child in Haiti Man With Crushed Hip Plea For Help

Electing Judges And The Corruption of American Law

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor are against them. I’ve always found it strange. Why would we elect someone who is supposed to be impartial? Judges are not supposed to reflect public opinion but that of the law.

When Do Our Bankers Get Their Scolding?

The right wing in the US likes to joke about the weakness and effeminate nature of Europeans but at least those Europeans are taking principled stances on banker bonuses and the selfish financial industry in general. On Friday, the President of the European Central Bank addressed them: Mr Trichet said financial institutions should be using […]

Funny Fridays: Shamwow vs GaGa

Because it’s Friday and you need some entertainment. I’ve only seen this commercial aired once but it is decidedly more amusing than the Lady GaGa’s newest strangefest. It’s a bit peppier and anything that includes the Carlton Dance and clips from House Party is a winner. GaGa can be a laughfest though. My favorite points […]

President Obama’s Nobel Speech

Worth reading the whole thing. Click through to view.

UK Iraq War Inquiry

Our partner in crime is having an inquiry on the lead up to the Iraq War and the failings and misdirections of its leaders. When do we get ours?

South of the Border Roundup

I think that we’ve already said more than enough about our position on Afghanistan. The funny thing is that we have a similar situation (narcotics, corrupt governance, poverty) in a country just south of our own border: Mexico. What is occurring there is as complex as anything that we have to deal with in Afghanistan […]

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve gone fishin’ for the day.

Taibbi On The Media-Political Establishment Dynamic

One of WWW’s favorites, Matt Taibbi, struck not a blow at Sarah Palin in a recent post but the whole of the relationship between the mainstream media and its interactions with the political establishment. Taibbi has been a reporter out on the campaign trail multiple times and, coming from a non-traditional journalism background, tends not […]

Domestic Security, Terrorism, and Hasan

Addressing a recent post on Small Wars Journal: The massacre at Fort Hood is a reminder that the War on Terror is not fought just in south Afghanistan or Mosul. It is a global war also fought in an office building inside a military base in Texas. Many counter-terror analysts focus on the Pakistan connection […]