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Upon finding itself a target of the administration’s spying program, the establishment press suddenly disapproves of the president’s record on “civil liberties, transparency, press freedoms, and a whole variety of other issues on which...Show More Summary
Some wealthy families are renting handicapped scooters to skip lines at the famous theme park; the newest way to stalk someone is apparently to use a drone; meanwhile, the SATs were canceled in all of South Korea due to allegations of widespread cheating. Show More Summary
By David Vine, TomDispatch After an extensive examination of government spending data and contracts, I estimate that the Pentagon has dispersed around $385 billion to private companies for work done outside the U.S. since late 2001, mainly in the military baseworld.
Angelina Jolie made her fortune as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and after having a mastectomy to prevent against breast cancer, she writes, “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” The...Show More Summary
It is not simply the euro zone that is threatened by the dramatic economic discrepancies that now exist among its members. Now it is the European Union itself that is in danger.
Calling Into Question: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is doing what many of our elected officials have failed to do the past few years—she’s demanding the federal government explain why not a single Wall Street bank has been prosecuted in the wake of the financial meltdown. Show More Summary
The collapse of the Cypriot banking system reveals much about the complex relationship among ordinary Russians, “offshore oligarchs” and a political system that depends on both.
After spending an estimated $20 million and employing 77 people full time to ban gay marriage in California with Proposition 8 in 2008, the church’s political surrender on the issue has enabled a cultural shift that is spreading rapidly...Show More Summary