Chris Floyd

Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene.

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Update: The Woman-Bashing Beat Goes On

Following up from the previous post , we see the woman-bashing beat goes on. A Missouri pol has introduced a bill that would require women to get the written approval of a man in order to obtain an abortion; that is, the signature of the one what knocked her up. Rick Brattin, statesman from Kansas City, says the only exception to his man-man [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 18 December 2014 | 1:44 am

The Handmaid’s Time is Here: America’s Apotheosis of Woman-Hatred

Salon.com relays yet another horror story in the ongoing effort to criminalize American women for being …. women. From Salon:
Tamara Loertscher had a feeling she was pregnant, so she went to see a doctor last summer. She didn’t have health insurance, but sought care anyway. It turns out that her suspicions were right, a pregnancy test reve [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 17 December 2014 | 12:01 am

Trying to Stay Human in an Age of Shame

In a time of national shame, in an age soaked in pervasive evil, a search, a plea to find a way to stay human …

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>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 12 December 2014 | 5:02 pm

Modern-Day Mengeles: America’s Terror War Torture Shrinks

One of the “revelations” of the Senate report on CIA torture has been the role played by two psychologists in devising the regimen of torture used by the Agency. [A quick but necessary digression: please note that this torture regimen has been lauded as "effective" and "life-saving" by the Obama Administration -- even after the release of [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 10 December 2014 | 1:54 pm

Obama’s Reaction to the Senate Report: Torture is Good

A truncated version of the Senate investigation into the CIA’s Terror War torture regime has finally been released . Even in its limited form, it details an operation of vile depravity, one which would plunge a civilized nation into a profound crisis of conscience and spark a deep and anguished debate on how best to transform a system of governme [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 9 December 2014 | 5:17 pm

Strange Fruit Still Bearing on America’s Blood-Smeared Trees

Eric Garner. Another unarmed black man gone down for no good goddamn reason, with not even a charge for those who caused his death. Not even a charge, not a trial, no open public examination of the facts. I’m not going to pontificate on this issue, because there are a multitude of African-American voices who can speak more directly and eloquentl [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 7 December 2014 | 10:00 pm

Hunger Games: Western Terror Warriors Spurn Their Innocent Victims

So now t here is no money left for the Syrian refugees created by the civil war fomented and fanned for years on end by Western governments. (Who, bizarrely, then prosecute any of their citizens who go off to fight in the war their governments promote as a noble and worthy cause.) For want of $64 million — the amount of money the US spends in a [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 3 December 2014 | 12:17 am

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