Speaking of authoritarianism, that new fence going up around the U.S. Capitol sure speaks volumes about how the public is viewed by the ruling class. James Bovard says it still won't protect them from the contempt of the citizenry.
At the risk of sounding conspiratorial, isn't it convenient how the public's attention has somehow shifted away from the collapsing Covid narrative to Putin and Ukraine? Vasko Kohlmayer says that's not an accident.
We hear the word "privilege" a lot these days. However, its meaning seems to escape the folks who use it the most. Sheldon Richman has some timely clarification about what privilege is and what it isn't.