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Is Democracy in Trouble?

We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation’s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about—jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education—it’s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.

Posted on May 20, 2013 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Naomi Wolf

Author and feminist Naomi Wolf, whose dedication to helping protesters understand and exercise their rights got her arrested outside a private, black-tie event, is our Truthdigger of the Week.

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 READ MORE

Watchdog Group: FBI Lied About Foley Probe

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the DOJ to launch an investigation into why the FBI “fabricated and disseminated a cover-up story as to why it never investigated the Foley emails sent to it by CREW.”
This is big. There now appears to be incontrovertible evidence that the FBI is engaged in a coverup.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE

Gen. Michael Hayden

Robert Scheer: Hayden—the Spook in Your Phone

UPDATE: Michael V. Hayden, nominated by President Bush to head the CIA, is the man responsible for the most extensive attack ever on the privacy of U.S. citizens.

  • While head of the NSA, he oversaw the program that recorded the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans.
  • Want to take action? Check out (includes video proof that Hayden is smugly incorrect about the privacy foundation of the Fourth Amendment).

    Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE

  • Mexican Border Fence

    Legalize the ‘Illegals’

    “This is a moment of truth for America. It is time to acknowledge that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need us, and to begin to treat them with the respect they deserve.”

    Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE

    Bush Outsources Town Hall Meetings to India

    The political satirist quotes the president as saying the move “is designed to free up my time for other duties, such as wiretapping the American people at random.”

    Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE

    Pope Assails World Leaders Who Lie

    Pope Benedict XVI, in his World Day of Peace speech Jan. 1, had more than a few choice words for world leaders who use lies to incite their citizens towards violence. more (hat tip: Stephen Rivers)

    Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE

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