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Thaddeus Russell on Joe Rogan

26 Sep

Paying for the gun that shoots you – the Congressional Black Caucus

16 Aug
Historian Thaddeus Russell provides a tabulation of which members of the Congressional Black Caucus have voted to weaponize police departments with military armament:

The 8 members of the Congressional Black Caucus who voted FOR an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have banned the transfer of military vehicles and weapons to local police departments:
John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan – 13th)
Donna Edwards (D-Maryland – 4th)
Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota – 5th)
Hank Johnson (D-Georgia – 4th)
Barbara Lee (D-California – 13th)
John Lewis (D-Georgia – 5th)
Bobby Scott (D-Virginia – 3rd)
Maxine Waters (D-California – 35th)

The 30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus who voted AGAINST the amendment:

Karen Bass (D-California – 37th)
Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio – 3rd)
Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia – 2nd)
Corrine Brown (D-Florida – 5th)
G. K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina – 1st)
André Carson (D-Indiana – 7th)
Yvette Clarke (D-New York – 9th)
William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-Missouri – 1st (INCLUDES FERGUSON))
Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri – 5th)
Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina – 6th)
Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland – 7th)
Danny K. Davis (D-Illinois – 7th)
Chaka Fattah (D-Pennsylvania – 2nd)
Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio – 11th)
Al Green (D-Texas – 9th)
Alcee Hastings (D-Florida – 20th)
Steven Horsford (D-Nevada – 4th)
Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York – 8th)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas – 30th)
Robin Kelly (D-Illinois – 2nd)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas – 18th)
Gregory Meeks (D-New York – 5th)
Gwen Moore (D-Wisconsin – 4th)
Donald Payne, Jr. (D-New Jersey – 10th)
Cedric Richmond (D-Louisiana – 2nd)
David Scott (D-Georgia – 13th)
Terri Sewell (D-Alabama – 7th)
Marc Veasey (D-Texas – 33rd)
Mel Watt (D-North Carolina – 12th)
Frederica Wilson (D-Florida – 24th)

What a difference a day makes at MSNBC – Bergdahl

4 Jun
PRUDEN: Bowe Bergdahl, bad bargain – Washington Times

Last night the Madcow said the Bowe Bergdahl scandal was fake; today Mika on Morning Joe says “I don’t want to call Susan Rice a liar but….”  The Madcow went on at length claiming any question of our Maximum Leader’s terrorist swap were the result of a cabal concocted by a known avowed homosexual, Richard Grenell, a former Boosh appointee to the UN.  She didn’t actually name Mr. Grenell, or ask whether he might be a secret Jooo.

Some libertarians, like historian Thaddeus Russell, are saying as libertarians we should support deserters.  That may be so in almost all wars.  But joining the other side and helping them target your former co-workers is more than desertion.  And being pro-jihad is not being anti-war.  So it is more complicated.

On the 60th Anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education

17 May
Dr. Russell explains the history of the Democratic Party’s fetish for clean people of color with no trace of Negro dialect, and why they have so little concern with de facto segregated and failing urban schools.

Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States

Traditionally, the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education — which was issued 60 years ago today — has been interpreted as a gift to African-Americans, but in fact the court’s principal justification for its decision was that educational integration would benefit employers and the state. The court made explicit that non-normative black behavior was at odds with the integration of African Americans into the body politic. In ruling segregation in education unconstitutional, the court explained that by depriving blacks of full citizenship, the United States was also depriving itself of the opportunity to create a new class of disciplined and productive workers and soldiers. Writing for the unanimous justices, Earl Warren argued that the schools should be integrated in order to take advantage of this opportunity:
“Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces. It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment.”

Stossel on Syria at 9 pm – one of his best shows yet tonight

15 Sep
This weekend’s Stossel on Fox Business,  rebroadcast on Fox News on Sunday night at 9 pm, is one of his best yet, mainly because of the high caliber of the guests, Judge Andrew Napolitano, economist Chris Coyne, and historian Thaddeus Russell.

I feel slightly odd recommending this show and talking about how brilliant the guests are as I have attended lectures by all three of them.  They are all very different personalities, and each of them basically makes me want to go back to law or graduate school and become more intellectually engaged.

Russell is a sometime contributor to reason, Coyne has written two books, one each on war and on foreign aid, and Napolitano is well known as FOX’s in house judicial and constitutional expert.

Mediaite’s Thaddeus Russell Talks ‘Liberal War Hawks’ with FBN’s Stossel


Mediaite guest contributor Thaddeus Russellappeared on FBN’s Stossel last night to discuss his recent column, “Killing to Save in Syria: When Liberalism is Lethal.”

Speaking with host John Stossel, Russell explained his central thesis that while progressive ideology is deeply rooted in the desire to “rescue” other countries, it comes with the unfortunate “obligation to kill.” 
Ultimately, Russell suggests, as a result, “when the United States has taken on the responsibility for the well-being of humanity, it has destroyed far more lives than it has saved.” As he tells Stossel, progressives need to take that history into account before advocating for more humanitarian interventions abroad.
Read the column HERE. And then take a look at the segment below, via FBN:

Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul is extensively interviewed on Geraldo At Large, rebroadcast at 1:00 am on Fox News.  Geraldo also shows a clip from the Zapruder film in another segment, which he was the first person to televise 30 years ago.