Category Archives: Legal Murder

America’s Only Elected Socialist (TM) on state murder

I certainly don’t agree with everything he says, but I have to hand independent Senator Bernie Sanders this: he has forcefully, and repeatedly, condemned President Obama’s expansion of the war on terror and his recent authorization of the assassination of … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Legal Murder, Ron Paul | 22 Comments

Was the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki legal?

I argue that isn’t the right question.

Posted in Legal Murder, Yemen | 10 Comments

The liberal deference to murder

“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous.”

Posted in Anwar al-Awlaki, Legal Murder, Liberalism, Yemen | 11 Comments

‘The Army is full of a bunch of scumbags’

From Harper’s magazine, here’s a revealing Facebook chat between Christopher Winfield (C.W.) and his son, Adam (A.W.), after the latter witnessed members of his Army platoon in Afghanistan stage the murder of an innocent Afghan civilian: A.W.: Did you not … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Imperialism, Legal Murder | 13 Comments

Give him a trial? Give me a break

Look, I don’t even know why we’re debating this. The guy was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people. Men, women and children. Little babies. He did not deny this – hell, he reveled in it. Wore it … Continue reading

Posted in George W. Bush, Legal Murder | 18 Comments

Fair is fair

Now that every good, patriotic liberal believes Barack Obama is personally responsible for the success or failure of every U.S. military action undertaken during his watch, can we call the dude a mass murderer yet? Related Reading: Barack Obama: He’s … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Legal Murder | 7 Comments

Hypothetical violence: still not as scary as actual violence

I’ll concede one point: I got her first name wrong. My bad. But for having 12 shots of Cuervo*, I think the piece came out fairly well. Otherwise, though, this blog post purporting to debunk Chris Floyd and me for … Continue reading

Posted in Legal Murder, Liberalism, The Nation | 15 Comments