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Jim Garrison
Jim Garrison is Founder and President of of Ubiquity University. He is the author of America as Empire and other books on world affairs. He can be contacted at

Entries by Jim Garrison

ISIS, Holocaust, and Hope

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 12:45 AM

President Obama is acting as if ISIS is terrorism as usual, slightly upgraded. Donald Trump is acting as if Muslims are the enemy, no exceptions. The reality is that with ISIS, we are no longer playing with fire, we are playing with dynamite. This is what Obama does not yet...

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Only Peace Will Defeat ISIS

(6) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Obviously ISIS needs to be countered with full military force. But if this alone is done, we condemn ourselves to a pathway of mutual brutality that will not destroy ISIS but will destroy the very freedoms that undergird western civilization. The only way to defeat ISIS is to understand that...

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Taylor Swift/Kanye West for President

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 3:26 PM

If Kanye staked out 2020, what about a Taylor/Kanye ticket for 2016? Consider the following possibility:

A draft Taylor/Kayne for president momentum ignites in the Democratic Party and quickly catches up with Trump in the polls. Can you imagine the electoral politics that would ensue from this point? It would...

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ISIS as First U.S.Intifada

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 11:07 AM

ISIS represents the first Intifada against the United States. We have treated Afghanistan and Iraq much the way Israel has treated the West Bank and Gaza, and now, like Israel, we are reaping not peace but deepening conflict. Just when we thought we could slip away, ISIS is arising out...

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The Holy Grail in Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 4:36 PM

President Obama's White House Education Summit brought into sharp relief the contradictions rending the current education system apart. The president is in a bind. On the one hand, he is committed to equality in education and right that the costs are too high. On the other, his own government is

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Abundance Capitalism

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 11:01 AM

I am the CEO of an education company providing low cost education worldwide. As such, I am interested in how other CEOs run their companies and describe what they are doing. Over the past several weeks, I have heard John Mackey promote his book Conscious Capitalism and have come to...

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One Last Chance for the "Audacity of Hope"

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:43 AM

It is the ultimate irony that as the presidential campaign comes into its final week, the one issue that was never discussed in any of the debates has emerged with crushing impact -- climate change.

In President Barack Obama, we have a man who we know understands the gravity...

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Martial Law by Executive Order

(337) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 8:25 PM

President Obama's National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16 does to the country as a whole what the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act did to the Constitution in particular -- completely eviscerates any due process or judicial oversight for any action by the Government deemed in the interest...

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Surrendering 2011: Rendition and Methane

(27) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 2:31 PM

In the fine print of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, passed just before the holidays, it turns out that in addition to being now legally able to seize without charge and hold indefinitely without trial any U.S. citizen, the government and the military also have the authority to use...

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Obama's Most Fateful Decision

(107) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 11:30 AM

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, if signed into law, will signal the death knell of our constitutional republic and the formal inception of a legalized police state in the United States. Passed by the House on May 26, 2011 (HR 1540), the Senate version (S....

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Arab Spring, American Fall

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 5:45 PM

With the elimination of the Los Angeles and Philadelphia Occupy sites, the Federal Government, in partnership with mayors across the U.S., has essentially closed down most of the Occupy sites across the nation, replacing protestors representing the 99 percent with police occupations protecting the 1 percent. Simultaneously, Tahrir...

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It's the Weather, Not the Debt

(3) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 6:06 PM

I am watching our Washington politicians with growing appreciation for their capacity to create politics as a diversionary tactic. Against the backdrop of what is happening in the rest of the country and around the world, their present debate about reducing U.S. debt is like chaff blowing in the face...

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Osama bin Laden as the First Global Terrorist

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 9:53 AM

The most wanted man in the world was hunted down and killed in the dead of night May 1, 2011. What kind of obituary is appropriate for such a man, what kind of reckoning begins to do justice to his impact on contemporary history? The face of terror has just...

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The Perfect Eco-Technical Storm in Japan

(14) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 9:52 AM

Japan has experienced the perfect eco-technical storm -- the worst earthquake and tsunami in its history and now the most nightmarish of nuclear meltdowns of not just one but three nuclear reactors plus the explosion in the fuel pond where the spent fuel rods from the reactors are kept. Ecology...

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Obama the Feckless

(422) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 9:42 AM

Watching the news this week I finally got the right word to describe President Obama: feckless. Obama the Feckless. This epithet has been a long time coming but after two years of agonizing, I finally got the right word.

It came to me on Thursday night watching Lawrence O'Donnell...

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Clinton the "Perfect Republican" with Obama Soon to Follow?

(35) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 7:51 PM

Rachel Maddow recently referred to Bill Clinton as the "perfect Republican president" and wondered whether Barack Obama would follow in his footsteps. I think this is to misjudge both Clinton and Obama. In neither do "Republican" or "perfect" apply. There is a better descriptive for Clinton and a deeper malaise...

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From Climate Change to Climate Shock: The Result of a Perfect Eco-Political Storm

(169) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 6:20 PM

Something momentous is happening in the combination of events in the world today that demands serious reflection by us all. This is the admixture of Copenhagen, the U.S. Senate Climate Bill, the BP oil spill disaster, and the climate itself. We just had a perfect storm and the world is...

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