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Chris Hedges | The Illusion of Freedom

Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.

The New Citizens United: Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Spending Limits for Rich Donors

A corrupt Supreme Court backs the rich; fascism reigns in elections. —RiseUpTimes By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org | Report  02 April 2014 McCutcheon Rapid Response at the Supreme Court/Public Citizen (Photo: Flickr) Demonstrations were held across the country Wednesday as the Supreme Court continued chipping away at federal campaign finance reforms with a 5-4 ruling striking down the federal cap More

John Nichols> Bernie Sanders on the ‘Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class’

Bernie Sanders on the 'Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class' John Nichols on June 8, 2012 - 10:23 AM ET   The Nation Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in Tuesday’s recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up More

John Nichols> Bernie Sanders on the ‘Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class’

Bernie Sanders on the 'Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class' John Nichols on June 8, 2012 - 10:23 AM ET   The Nation Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in Tuesday’s recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up More

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