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a truly revealing leading indicator in politics is the moment when those on one side of the political debate are forced to talk about the problems that the other side sees as most pressing. Doing so inevitably reinforces their opponents’ worldview and suggests a retreat from their own ideology.
The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others. By William Saletan Slate.com June 30, 2014 Blackwater was founded 17 years ago by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Two years ago, in a speech to the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalition, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of […]
Who Buys the Spies? The Hidden Corporate Cash Behind America’s Out-of-Control National Surveillance State
Democratic leaders are full-fledged players in the national surveillance state, right along with Republicans. By Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, Jie Chen October 21, 2013 AlterNet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Alternet Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series from AlterNet’s New Economic Dialogue Project, edited by Lynn Parramore. Long before President Obama kicked off his 2008 campaign, many Americans took […]
Drone Wars from Britain by DEEPAK TRIPATHI October 29, 2012 BeforeItsNews.com Now we know that not only did the United Kingdom already have drones, but more are coming to join the Royal Air Force for surveillance and combat operations in foreign lands. And, for the first time, they will be controlled from Britain. According to […]
Journalism in the Obama age shows the real media bias A new Rolling Stone interview with the president shows subservience to power, not partisan favor, is what drives the press corps. Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 October 2012 08.37 EDT The Rolling Stone’s Douglas Brinkley, in a screen grab from CNN, speaks about his new interview with […]
Pundit Accountability: What an Idea! by Peter Hart 07/30/2012 FAIR.org Writing in Newsweek, Peter Beinart has a pretty good idea: America’s foreign-policy debate desperately needs some measure of accountability. I’m not suggesting that politicians and pundits who got Iraq wrong be banished from public life. (This standard would leave me looking for other work.) But neither should they be […]