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John J. Dilulio, Jr: The Rise and Fall of the US Government

Congress is now controlled by politicians who raise money and win reelection by granting political favors to their supporters. For example, high-priced lobbyists for Wall Street first devised the deregulation that made too-big-to-fail banks possible, and then fashioned the faux financial fix-it legislation that followed the 2008 economic crisis. These new laws featured a “highly complex stew of new regulations” that could not be well implemented and “would likely not solve the underlying … problem even if they were.”

Lawrence Davidson: How the US Propaganda System Works

Americans are told that other governments practice censorship and propaganda, but not their own. Yet, the reality is quite different with many reasonable viewpoints marginalized and deceptive spin put on much that comes from officialdom. . . . By Lawrence Davidson  ConsortiumNews.com   May 9, 2014 Many Americans assume the U.S. government speaks “the truth” to More

▶ Mark Fiore: Bestest Friends, Featuring Knuckles and Snuggly

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/89580768] Click where it says "Watch on Vimeo" to see video.  Senator Dianne Feinstein's condemnation of CIA spying marked both a low and high point for the U.S. government. Finally, someone in office is angry enough at the privacy violations occurring daily in the United States to publicly denounce a spy agency's actions. Mark More

Obama Administration Appeals SOA Watch Court Victory

Obama Administration Continues to Refuse the Release of Names of SOA/WHINSEC Graduates:  Appeals SOA Watch Court Victory. The Pentagon is Fighting Hard to Keep SOA/ WHINSEC Secrecy. █████ ██ █ ████ everything ███ █████ is ████ ██ ████ fine ████ ███ █ █████ love. █████ █████ ███ your ████ ████ government." Direct from SOA Watch via More

The Media Fix> Recommended: "The Criminal NSA"

Read these three things.    The Criminal NSA Jennifer Stisa Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman, New York Times    This Plan to End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work Julie Bort, Business Insider    Acts of Journalism and the Espionage Act Josh Stearns, BoingBoing Want a little more? NSA Spying Scandal More

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