Quote of the Day: Richard Schiff

I am not an Obama fanatic. I did not favor a surge in Afghanistan; didn’t support the nature of the financials bailouts; wanted universal health coverage; wanted proper prosecution of the thieves of Wall Street, believe the war on drugs must end yesterday. But here, now, just shy of four years later I can look…

Quote of the Day: Mike Whitney

Imagine what your reaction would be if the Mexican government agreed to pay Barack Obama $1.4 billion to deploy US troops and armored vehicles to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to conduct military operations, set up check points, and engage in fire-fights that end up killing 35,000 US civilians on the streets of American…

Fresh, Squeezed Trouble in Latin America

My first column is in the Sun-Sentinel today. It combines two issues I’ve discussed previously on this blog: military intervention in sovereign nations and our lopsided drug policy. It also includes a bit of history with which the vast majority of Americans are sadly unfamiliar. If you thought you understood Colombia and the FARC from…