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Cameo In Courage Award Nominee: Julian Assange (January 31, 2022)

January 31, 2022

. . . PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD® – SUBMIT A NOMINATION Award nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominations received after February 15th of each year will be rolled over for consideration the following year. Ordinarily, the award will be made to living Americans who are or were elected officials.  Individuals at all levels of government—federal, […]

The Persecution Of Assange And The Feckless MSM (September 21, 2020)

September 21, 2020

. . . K          “Most media outlets are not concerned about press freedom because they are completely free to say precisely what they are directed to say.” J          “The only journalists commenting on the most critical freedom of the press case of our time are commentators such as award-winning Caitlin Johnstone and historian […]

Alex J. / J. Assange And The First Amendment (August 13, 2018)

August 13, 2018

. . . K          “I don’t think I would like him.” J          “Me neither.” . . . J          “Which is, of course, the point.  Reflect on the principle not on the principal.  The Supreme Court looks at the principal not at the principle.” K          “That is the Supreme Court for you.” […]

e-commentary:  19 Years Of Fun And Counting.  This, The 900th Post! Oh, And Happy Boxing Day! (December 26, 2022)

December 26, 2022

. . .           Peaking behind the curtain, lifting up the carpet, looking under the table.  Honing skills, helping folks, having fun.  Venturing answers to questions that have not yet been asked, seeking to elucidate as much Truth on as many issues in as few words as possible, striving to leave a “commentary of record” […]

The Elections Clause And The Independent State Legislature Theory Confront Sound Logic And Settled Practice (December 12, 2022)

December 12, 2022

. . . J          “I had the good fortune to listen to the debate from the perspective of someone who has not been inside an American law school.  As I recall from inside an American high school, Federalist Paper Number 78 courtesy of Alexander Hamilton discusses the role, albeit limited, of the judiciary.   Fourteen […]

Seventh Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2022 (May 9, 2022)

May 9, 2022

. . .             “The envelope please.  . . .  This year’s Pushitzer Prize in Commentary is awarded to . . . Yves Smith (Susan Webber) with Naked Capitalism . . . for stirring the pot, asking hard questions, demanding answers, rejecting lies, spotlighting uncomfortable truths, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.  And […]

The Great Checkmate And The Great Seesaw: Interesting Rates (April 11, 2022)

April 11, 2022

. . . K          “I doubt the Fed will be able to increase 150 basis points [1.5%] this year before the economic pain is so great that they will be forced to flood the market with free money for the wealthy and exacerbate the obscene wealth divide.” J          “200 total basis points [2%].  […]

Sixth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2021 (June 7, 2021)

June 7, 2021

. . . K          “The envelope please.  . . .  This year’s Pushitzer Prize in Commentary is awarded to . . . Pepe Escobar . . . for stirring the pot, asking hard questions, demanding answers, rejecting lies, spotlighting uncomfortable truths, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.  And being a journalist.” . . […]

Oh, And Happy May Day And World Press Freedom Day! (May 3, 2021)

May 3, 2021

. . . K          “Let us also proclaim it National Irony Days.  I cannot remember a time when there were more restrictions and road blocks by public and private entities on free speech.  The technology makes it so easy to throw a switch and disconnect a citizen.” J          “Exercising your right of free […]

Sixth Annual “Cameo In Courage” Award For 2021 (April 5, 2021)

April 5, 2021

. . . K          “The envelope please.  . . .  This year, the ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award is awarded to . . . Daniel Hale, the whistleblower who exposed the government’s drone assassination program at considerable cost to himself.” J          “Will there come a time when such individuals are hailed as Great Americans […]