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To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument
Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United was depicted by Democrats as the root of all political evil. But now, the core argument embraced by the Court’s conservatives to justify their ruling has taken center stage in the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — because...
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Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance
Panel discussion challenges the rhetoric that national security requires that governments can access individual communications.
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Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption—and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy
The multiple, remarkable crises subsuming Brazil are now garnering substantial Western media attention . That’s understandable given that Brazil is the world’s fifth most populous country and eighth-largest economy; its second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, is the host of this year’s Summer Olympics...
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The Rise of Trump Shows the Danger and Sham of Compelled Journalistic 'Neutrality'
As Donald Trump’s campaign predictably moves from toxic rhetoric targeting the most marginalized minorities to threats and use of violence, there is a growing sense that American institutions have been too lax about resisting it. Political scientist Brendan Nyhan on Sunday posted a widely cited...
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Nobody Knows the Identity of the 150 People Killed by U.S. in Somalia, but Most Are Certain They Deserved It
The U.S. used drones and manned aircraft yesterday to drop bombs and missiles on Somalia, ending the lives of at least 150 people . As it virtually always does, the Obama administration instantly claimed that the people killed were “terrorists” and militants — members of the Somali group al Shabaab...
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In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms "Journalism Isn't Terrorism"
Court rules in favor of David Miranda, detained for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013 while transporting journalist documents on NSA revelations
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U.S. Radically Changes Its Story of the Boats in Iranian Waters: to an Even More Suspicious Version
When news first broke of the detention of two U.S. ships in Iranian territorial waters, the U.S. media — aside from depicting it as an act of Iranian aggression — uncritically cited the U.S. government’s explanation for what happened. One of the boats, we were told, experienced “mechanical failure...
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Where Were the Post-Hebdo Free Speech Crusaders as France Spent the Last Year Crushing Free Speech?
It’s been almost one year since millions of people – led by the world’s most repressive tyrants – marched in Paris ostensibly in favor of free speech . Since then, the French government – which led the way trumpeting the vital importance of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hedbo killings –...
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Those Demanding Free Speech Limits to Fight ISIS Pose a Greater Threat to U.S. Than ISIS
In 2006 – years before ISIS replaced Al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain – Newt Gingrich gave a speech in New Hampshire in which, as he put it afterward, he “called for a serious debate about the First Amendment and how terrorists are abusing our rights–using them as they once used...
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Why the CIA is Smearing Edward Snowden After the Paris Attacks
Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity. Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing...
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