The Daily Face Palm covers US foreign policy and economics from a pro-peace perspective.
Our goal is to share one story per day that’s worth reading. We try to provide enough context so that anyone can understand it–even if they don’t waste as much time as we do on reading the news.
Bias and Independence
We believe that bias is unavoidable. Every person and every news organization has biases, including The Daily Face Palm. In our opinion, the best thing you can do is disclose your views upfront–so people at least know when to take your position with a grain of salt.
With that in mind, these are our biases.
On foreign policy, we favor nonintervention and free trade. On domestic policy, we support limited government, free markets, civil liberties, and the rule of law. We believe individuals are better-suited than politicians to decide what is in their own self-interest and we do not think it is the government’s role to legislate morality.
Our technical views on economics are most closely aligned with the Austrian school, and our political philosophy is based on the nonaggression principle.
These biases will necessarily shape our analysis and the types of stories we cover. But we try not to draw conclusions without supporting them first.
In terms of independence, you should know that we’re not paid by anyone (at least not for this–we have day jobs). The views expressed are entirely our own.
Also, you can count on us not to shill for any particular party or candidate. The people and ideas we like are never anywhere near power, so we have no incentive to shamelessly promote them.
By that same token, we would be equally happy to praise anyone from Bernie Sanders to Lindsey Graham to Donald Trump, assuming they do something to deserve it.
Our current schedule is to publish one story every weekday. Friday is reserved for satire (and is clearly labeled to avoid confusion).
Isn’t Face Palm one word?
Probably. Most dictionaries seem to use simply facepalm in their definitions. But frankly, The Daily Facepalm just didn’t do it for us typographically. So we fixed it.