FDL Book Salon Welcomes Philip Mirowski, Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived The Financial Meltdown

By: Sunday November 17, 2013 1:59 pm

It is now well understood that Neoliberals are not advocates of a small or stunted night watchman state. They regularly demean the state to outsiders, but that does not imply they prefer a weak state. Rather, all their political efforts are devoted to recasting the strong state as one that conforms to their doctrinal imperatives.


Federal Judge Assigns Homework on Judicial Review to Justice Department

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 7:30 am

A federal appeals court judge on the Fifth Circuit pretty much freaked out yesterday during a trial with a member of the Justice Department, pouncing on President Obama’s comments about the Supreme Court’s health care case and badgering counsel on whether judicial review exists. The judge is displaying more ego than sense.

Bush DOJ Official Daniel Levin “Not Opposed” to Torture Investigations

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 5:05 pm

Some days it appears that torture is a dead issue in America. But at other times, events occur that belie such pessimism. One such event was the admission by Daniel Levin, author of one of the Bush administration’s infamous torture memos, that criminal investigations of Bush officials for their role in the implementation of torture [...]

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