The mainstream media have decided that the IRS scandal wasn’t a scandal after all. News outlets are calling the dwindling accusations of tea party Republicans empty, and saying that the only disaster is that the IRS is disorganized. But underneath all the drama lies a real scandal.
The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost. Missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are driven not by the public’s interest but by profits, still control the market.
Corporations have revved their engines back up for round two of the smear campaign against Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who has announced that he will run for New York City comptroller.
Imprisoned CIA whistle-blower John Kiriakou has advice for Snowden -- and a warning for the rest of us.