Reading Time: 4 minutes John Pilger has a fascinating take on how we respond to particular issues while being distracted from others. An essay on the politics of marriage equality, mass murder, and class.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know Caesar was the bad guy and Brutus the good one? Justifying a stab in the back, preferably of the metaphorical sort.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker with New Hampshire’s Burt Cohen—on government secrecy under Obama, on the “national security state,” solving national mysteries, and more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you like to (finally) hear the real inside story of what took place during that raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that bagged America’s number one enemy? It was the “biggest day” of Obama’s presidency, in his own words. Well, settle in for NBC’s exclusive….exclusive crap.
TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012
Reading Time: < 1 minute TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012, click “Read More” to watch.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Obama accidentally airs an incautious private remark. Romney accuses Obama of a hidden agenda when it comes to (at least) foreign policy, and gets himself in a bit of hot water. What’s the back story to this squabble over open-air diplomacy, and is Russia really America’s Real “Number One Foe”? Here’s a look at the power politics behind the gaffes.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Could we see a third Bush in the White House? You betcha—and soon. This is not just of casual interest—there’s a lot more than meets the eye. And it explains a lot about the death of democracy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Robert Wolf and his bank are extreme examples of the gaming of the system at the expense of the rest of us. Despite the bad signals it sends, President Obama has golfed with Wolf on his two previous Martha’s Vineyard vacations. Will he go for three?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The New York Times lead story describes how a series of private equity firms managed to repeatedly flip the venerable Simmons mattress company, earning themselves huge profits while the company became increasingly mired in debt and ultimately forced into bankruptcy and massive layoffs, with ordinary investors, employees, and company retirees taking a huge hit. I Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Conservative activists and talk show hosts, continuing a crusade begun during the presidential campaign, have been calling for their compatriots to dig up dirt on appointees and beneficiaries of Obama administration funding. The result has been an effort by the Democrats to quickly blunt any controversy by terminating links with anyone deemed controversial. Recently, a Read More