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Are We Getting the Trump-Russia Story Right?

With scoops based on leaks and unnamed sources, news consumers should view all reports on the investigation with skepticism.

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The Billionaire Oligarchs Don’t Give Out Bread Anymore, but They Gleefully Supply Circuses

The phrase “bread and circuses,” coined by a Roman satirist who said the commoners had to be provided food to prevent their rioting and public spectacles to distract them from Augustus’ tyranny, rings true today—with a key difference.

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 READ MORE



The Invisibility of U.S. Oligarchs: The Case of Penny Pritzker

Apparently it’s other countries, not the U.S., that have oligarchs.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



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New Study Finds the U.S. Is Not a Democracy, So What Is It?

Let me offer a hint: The ruling class is far wealthier than the rest in this political system.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 READ MORE


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Chris Hedges on ‘Illusion,’ Corporatism and Inverted Totalitarianism

In this interview with Vermont Public Radio’s Neal Charnoff, “Empire of Illusion” author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges emphasizes what makes his book’s argument different from that of the stereotypical elder who disapproves of emerging artistic and cultural forms: “I’m not attacking culture, I’m attacking corporatism,” he tells Charnoff. (continued)

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