Wednesday, December 18, 2019

IG Michael Horowitz: ‘Text Messages’ Contained Evidence of ‘Political Bias’ at FBI

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  Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Dec. 11, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

'We also did not receive satisfactory explanations for the errors'

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday left the door open to the possibility that political bias played a role when FBI officials launched a probe—codenamed Crossfire Hurricane—into a Trump campaign aide in 2016.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, questioned Horowitz about his probe into the FBI’s FISA application to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page for as long as a year.

Rebel Yell Rings Out as USMC Major Warns Virginians Are Close to Tipping Point

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“I work plainclothes law enforcement,” Woods said. “I walk around without a uniform, people don’t see my badge, people are angry."  

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It begins: Virginia forms active militia to protect sheriffs, citizens from unconstitutional laws

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Virginia proposes bill that outlaws minors using guns to fend off home invaders

Things are getting really bad in Virginia. But this group isn’t going down without a fight.

Virginia – Earlier in the week, we reported on how lawmakers over in Virginia were threatening to use the National Guard if members of local law enforcement refused to enforce laws passed in the state that they felt violated the second amendment.

Well, looks like Tazewell County isn’t going down without a fight. On top of calling themselves a second amendment sanctuary county, they’re also crafting a militia as well. The Virginia county has taken the movement that has swept across the state and added an element that is sure to trigger pro gun-grabbing politicians in the state.

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I Miss My Friend

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Southern Anticolonialism


A review of Burden of Dependency: Colonial Themes in Southern Economic Thought (Johns Hopkins, 1992) by Joseph Persky

An Under-Appreciated Book

In 1973, the young economist Joseph J. Persky wrote piece in Southern Exposure with a promising title: “The South: A Colony at Home.” He recalls thinking at the time that he was in “some sort of “vanguard.”[1] I read the piece when it came out and made a note to watch for further work by Persky. Meanwhile, he discovered that he was going over well-trodden ground,[2] but stuck with his topic, producing in 1992 a powerful treatment of the theme of the South as an internal colony.

I’m afraid I missed the arrival of his book and only stumbled on it recently. Having caught up, I can say that it is evenhanded, scholarly, and focused, even if destined to annoy the friends of what we might call Official Free Trade. A quick survey on a dreaded “search engine” turns up few reviews of the book. On the other hand, we find it much cited in the literature on dependency studies. What the book lacks in Germanic bulk, it makes up for with concise and well-executed analysis.

"What is all this for?"

Image result for Alexander H. Stephens, quotes  The Great American Political Divide

“What is all this for? Why this array of armies? Why this fierce meeting in mortal combat? What is all this carnage and slaughter for? Why the prolongation of this conflict? Why this lamentation and mourning going up from almost every house and family from Maine to the Rio Grande, and from the Atlantic and Gulf to the Lakes, for friends and dear ones who have fallen by disease and violence in this unparalleled struggle?

The question if replied to by the North can have but one answer.”

Alexander H. Stephens, 1863, Messages and Papers of the Confederacy, Vol. I, pg. 175.