Archives for


Great Read: Against the Liars, Thieves, and Killers

Edward Curtin, A Valiant Verbal Warrior Demythologizes the CIA. “Once there is a suspicion that a religion is a myth, its power has gone.”—Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity Like Odysseus, Douglas Valentine is a wily warrior who managed to enter the enemy’s stronghold disguised as a gift. Not Troy, and not within a wooden

Protest Aims to ‘Take Down’ WhiteHouse.Gov on Inauguration Day

Washington Free Beacon, National PR service circulates—then pulls—release highlighting campaign to crash government website. A leading public-relations service blasted and then removed a news release this week highlighting a campaign to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump by crashing PR Newswire, a global news-release distribution service, circulated a release on Thursday highlighting a campaign launched

Democracy and Donald Trump

Bill Murchison, The Wall Street Journal reported the other day that numerous early and all-seeing promoters of the 401(k) account acknowledge — sigh — they got it wrong. 401(k)’s didn’t result in all the saving that was foretold; in fact their emergence encouraged employers to scrap pensions. But let’s get to the real point, which

America’s Secret Planned Conquest Of Russia

Eric Zuesse, The U.S. government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon a belief in, and the fundamental plan to establish, “Nuclear Primacy” against Russia — an American ability to win a nuclear war against, and so conquer, Russia. This concept became respectable in U.S. academic and governmental policymaking circles when virtually simultaneously in 2006

The First 100 Days of #PresidentTrump

Doug McKelway, In his often-repeated calls to “drain the swamp” of Washington, President-elect Donald Trump has targeted in particular the capital city’s so-called “revolving door.” If there is a poster child for what that door represents, it might be former Rep. Billy Tauzin of Louisiana — a 12-term Democrat turned Republican, who chaired the influential


Controversial Speakers Include Slobodan Milosevic’s Former PR Chief And Someone Who Called Homosexuality A “Disease” Final Clinton Global Initiative: A Few Controversial SpeakersBy Anita Kumar, McClatchy The Clinton Global Initiative wraps up its 12th and final annual meeting Wednesday amid intense scrutiny about the access its donors received while Hillary Clinton was the nation’s top

District’s ban on rap music on school buses prompts cries of racism

Victor Skinner, PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public Schools officials doesn’t want students to listen to violent rap music while they’re bused to school, and some folks think that makes them racists. Outraged parents in August circulated an internal PPS memo sent to school bus drivers this spring that specifically prohibits them from tuning into local