Monthly Archives: September 2013

AMERICAN JOURNALISM’S TIMIDITY

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the ‘pathetic’ American media Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should ‘fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can’t control’ By Seymour Hersh/ The Guardian/ September 27, 2013 Seymour … Continue reading

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Truth: A Casualty of War

Top 45 Lies in Obama’s Speech at the U.N. By David Swanson/ davidswanson.org/ September 25, 2013 1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was … Continue reading

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Keeping Score

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40 Years of Economic Stagnation

FOUR LOST DECADES: WHY AMERICAN POLITICS IS ALL MESSED UP By John Cassidy/ The New Yorker/ September 17, 2012 Political update: the annual showdown over the federal budget and associated topics is about to begin. Over the weekend, President Obama … Continue reading

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Historically and Currently

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Zbigniew Nailed It

BPR Quote of the Day “The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance … Continue reading

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Patriotism & Propaganda Falling Short

THE DEAD RHETORIC OF WAR By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 16, 2013 The intoxication of war, fueled by the euphoric nationalism that swept through the country like a plague following the attacks of 9/11, is a spent force in the … Continue reading

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DECISION TIME

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THE MANIPULATED MARKET

The Myth of the ‘Free Market’ and How to Make the Economy Work for Us By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 16,2013 One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) … Continue reading

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Center Left to Radical Right

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