A top U.S. psychologist touting “Positive Psychology” — Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania — has been linked to the CIA’s Bush torture program.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday December 9, 2013 1:22 pm|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday December 9, 2013 12:22 pm|
We have just 7 days left to reach our $5,100 goal to fund the editing, publishing and promotion of this book on Kickstarter. Please consider pledging your support to this great project if you have not already.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 11:18 am|
Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are capturing information from the public without warrants or oversight.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 8:55 am|
In a piece that was rejected by both the New Yorker and Washington Post, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh writes that the Obama Administration cherry-picked Syria intelligence and that President Barack Obama misled the American public on the case that the Assad regime were the ones guilty of using sarin gas.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:48 am|
Large countries like Brazil, India and Germany are seriously looking at ways to reduce American influence over their own Internet communications to cut the NSA out. This would not just reduce the reach of the NSA it would also hurt American internet companies and our nation’s economy.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 6:59 am|
Why did Third Way launch an attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren? According to one of the op-ed writers it was Warren’s support for a plan to expand Social Security that was the “final moment.” Clearly an unforgivable offense against the bondholders that Third Way represents who want general austerity and cuts to Social Security to [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday December 6, 2013 12:54 pm|
FDL’s superlative policy analyst Jon Walker (whose analysis of the health care bill over the past 3 years has been as spot-on as the Oracle of Delphi) has now written a book on the future of marijuana. Sort of a Future Shock for pot if you will.
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|By: DSWright Wednesday December 4, 2013 2:05 pm|
Senator Elizabeth Warren is not taking the attack on her by Third Way lying down. In an open letter to the CEOs of the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks responsible for the financial crisis of 2008, Senator Warren asks that they disclose their connections to think tanks like Third Way. That way the public will know who is paying the bill for Third Way’s attack on Warren and those asking for economic justice.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 4, 2013 1:00 pm|
I’ve written a book about marijuana policy, and I know that Just Say Now and Firedoglake readers will appreciate it most — so I want to give you a sneak peak. The title is After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy in America. Below are a couple of passages from the introduction.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 4, 2013 12:05 pm|
Talk about bad optics. CNN is reporting that some staff workers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are exempt from Obamacare exchanges. I guess Reid thinks his staff deserves higher quality healthcare? Who trusts a chef that won’t eat his own food?