The dominant narrative of the post-9/11 establishment continues to find support – the government is allowed unlimited secrecy while the public is allowed no privacy.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 6, 2013 11:11 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday June 6, 2013 6:02 am|
The Obama Administration has, according to a report in the Guardian, been collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily.
|By: Deena Sherman Sunday June 2, 2013 1:59 pm|
Anthony Stanford masterfully tells how African-American history and the fight for equality has made black culture less (rather than more) tolerant of its LGBT members. His research is thorough and meticulous; his writing is clear and engaging.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday May 26, 2013 8:30 am|
Attorney General Eric Holder has claimed he has never been involved in the “potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material,” but the Justice Department under President Barack Obama has been more than willing to criminalize the press in order to enable or enhance the ability of the department to pursue leak investigations.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 26, 2013 7:40 am|
If FDR’s presidency could be summed up with his famous line “we have nothing to fear but fear itself,” the years under Bush basically consisted of the message ‘fear everything.’
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 25, 2013 11:55 am|
The dedication for George W. Bush’s presidential library included the presence of one current and four former United States presidents: George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush himself. A number of world leaders, such as Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi and Ehud Olmert, were in attendance as well.
When he ran against Republican Senator John McCain, Obama campaigned in 2008 against what he called “eight years of failed policies” from George W. Bush. But, today, Obama spoke reverently about becoming a part of “the world’s most exclusive club,” a group of “living former Presidents” and one that included Bush.
|By: codepink Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:08 pm|
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted at a war crimes tribunal, the former president has been able to bank on his imperial privilege – and a network of rich corporate donors that he made richer while in office – to tell his version of history at a library in Texas being opened in his name.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 19, 2013 11:15 am|
George W. Bush hopes there will once again be a Bush in the White House. In an interview with Parade the former president said he hopes his brother Jeb Bush runs for President in 2016. From Parade:
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 18, 2013 10:37 am|
A major report on the United States government’s use of torture was released on April 16. The product of a two-year intensive study. It examined discussion involving President George W. Bush and his top advisers after 9/11 and the how they had considered inflicting “pain and torment on detainees” in custody as part of challenging the “global terrorist threat.” It also examined how detainees were treated by President Bill Clinton and how they have been treated under President Barack Obama.
|By: brasch Friday March 22, 2013 5:40 pm|
In 2011, before he was the Republican nominee for vice-president, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposed a federal budget. He called it, “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise.”
Two years later, now in his second year as chair of the House budget committee, he dusted off and polished his old proposal. He calls this one: “The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible Balanced Budget.”