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John Cusack interviews law professor Jonathan Turley about Obama Administration’s war on the Constitution

by John Cusack From Truthout Tuesday, September 4, 2012 I wrote this a while back after Romney got the nom. In light of the blizzard of bullshit coming at us in the next few months I thought I would put … Continue reading

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We the People

by Paul Cienfuegos Eugene, OR May 16, 2011 available from Alternative Radio You can listen to Paul Cienfuegos deliver this address here. Paul Cienfuegos lectures and leads workshops on dismantling corporate rule. He co-founded Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County in … Continue reading

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The future of journalism and democracy

by Robert McChesney, speech delivered in Boston, MA, 7 April 2011, available from Alternative Radio Robert McChesney is co-founder of the Free Press, a non-profit organization working to increase public participation in media policy debates and a creator of the … Continue reading

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The real cause of America’s debt crisis

Over the past century, America’s rich made their millions and billions through the use of public assets shared by everyone. By virtue of those profits, they have not only a moral, but a rational obligation to pay more for the … Continue reading

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We can’t say this

We could get in trouble for this. Not in New York City, where this editorial is being written, because legitimate comment is protected under the First Amendment. But our editorials, along with many other stories and columns in the Forward, … Continue reading

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Did torture help get Osama?

The death of Osama bin Laden has sparked a debate over whether torture of suspects held at places such as the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay helped track down and kill the al-Qaeda leader. Some claim the mission vindicated … Continue reading

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Your pain, their gain: How high gas prices impoverish the many while enriching the few

Check out this from Huffington Post: The next time you’re gritting your teeth as you fill your tank with $4 gas, here’s something to consider: Your pain is their gain. The last of the Big Five oil companies announced first-quarter … Continue reading

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Silencing the scientists: The rise of right-wing populism

by Clive Hamilton here: “Some of the bitterest attacks on climate scientists are made by commentators employed by Fox News. Fox ranters Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity often ridicule climate science. Glenn Beck calls global warming “ the greatest scam … Continue reading

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Sinking Liberty

by Philip Giraldi for The American Conservative (never let it be said that I never cite conservative sources): The attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967, has almost faded from memory, but … Continue reading

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Obama confidant’s spine-chilling proposal

by Glenn Greenwald for Salon: “In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, [current Obama administration official Cass] Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online … Continue reading

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