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From long lines to vote-flipping, the race to disenfranchise America’s voters is off to a depressing start. With that in mind, we spoke with leading election integrity journalist Brad Friedman of the BradBlog to get the lay of the land heading into Tuesday’s big showdown.
Truthdig’s editor in chief warns against thinking about the economic crisis as an “act of God,” saying “this is man-made” and that the individuals responsible are well known and entirely too influential in the current election.
Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer interviews John Dean about “Pure Goldwater,” his new collaboration with the late senator’s son. The book is a reminder that American conservatism has drifted far from its original heading.
Critics and challengers of Naomi Klein’s work had better take a close look at her latest book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” before launching their attacks. This is one writer whose research and documentation are so exhaustive that would-be detractors will not only find her analysis to be dauntingly watertight, even if they don’t share her views about the unnatural disasters enabled by free-market capitalism, but they might also discover that some of her source material seems strangely familiar.
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and co-author of “The Three Trillion Dollar War,” shares his insights into America’s economic woes and explains why things are probably going to get worse.