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Cass Sunstein

"Civility" Should Not Be a Priority for a Democracy Under Threat

Biden is simply hiding behind "civility" to conceal the fact that, all too often, he shared portions of the same anti-democratic agendas embraced by vile segregationists, by his "Republican friends," and by his Wall Street donors
Ernest A. Canning ·


NSA Stories from Around the World

Revelations continue to produce outcomes on multiple levels in numerous countries around the world

Glenn Greenwald ·


'A Total Joke': 'Independent' Review of NSA Not Actually Independent

New report shows review board functions under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is comprised of White House insiders

Sarah Lazare, staff writer ·






Report Highlights Obama's Broken Environmental Promises

Critics say White House office operates as 'one-stop wrecking machine' for important environmental protections



Symptoms of the Bush-Obama Presidency

The Saved and the Sacked

David Bromwich ·