Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization. by   Evan Osnos  New Yorker Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

A Guide to Emergency Powers and Their Use By Elizabeth Goitein, Brennan Center for Justice December 14, 2018 A vast array of obscure presidential powers spans everything from the military to criminal law, and some are ripe for abuse. They need to be reexamined. n the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President … Continue reading What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

War, Propaganda, and Smears: Piers Robinson

Julie Hyland interviews Piers Robinson for WSWS Professor Piers Robinson is the chair in politics, society and political journalism at the University of Sheffield. Much of his research focuses on the interface between propaganda and war. His 2002 book, The CNN Effect: The Myth of News Media, Foreign Policy and Intervention, examined news reporting in a … Continue reading War, Propaganda, and Smears: Piers Robinson

Iraq Invasion to Help Establish Democracy in North Carolina

By Andy Borowitz, New Yorker The government of Iraq announced on Tuesday that it would seek to build an international coalition to establish democracy in the state of North Carolina. “If it were a nation state, North Carolina would rank as deeply-flawed, partly-free, one of the failed democracies that constitute much of the developing world,” writes … Continue reading Iraq Invasion to Help Establish Democracy in North Carolina

The Counterrevolution: Governing Our New Internal Enemies

A domestic counterinsurgency model of government and policing is being imposed on American soil on US citizens and residents. By Bernard Harcourt Nation   https://youtu.be/4KhGyhFIhgg Excerpted from The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens by Bernard Harcourt. An investigator with the California Highway Patrol recently interpreted the Black Power salute as … Continue reading The Counterrevolution: Governing Our New Internal Enemies

U.S. Spent Six Trillion Dollars On Wars and Killed Half a Million Human Beings Since 9/11, Report Says

by TOM O'CONNOR Newsweek Nov 14, 2018 The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 people since the 9/11 attacks of 2001. Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs published its annual "Costs of War" report Wednesday, taking into consideration the Pentagon's spending and its … Continue reading U.S. Spent Six Trillion Dollars On Wars and Killed Half a Million Human Beings Since 9/11, Report Says

What Information Did Jamal Khashoggi Know That Got Him Killed?

With Khashoggi’s murder, many secrets that both the Kingdom and its western allies wanted buried, will stay that way. Nafeez Ahmed 14 November 2018 OpenDemocracy The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, sent shockwaves around the world and highlighted the mendacity of the Kingdom he once called home. The … Continue reading What Information Did Jamal Khashoggi Know That Got Him Killed?