Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom in America?

The moral perversity that allows one to think that universal healthcare is tyranny but dead school children are the price of freedom is what is corroding the soul of the United States.

Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom in America?

There is a sickness eating at the body and soul of my home country, and it is on full view for the world to see. When the news broke on Valentine’s Day that 17 people—mostly young students—had lost their lives in Parkland, Florida, one could be forgiven for being numb. Of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in US history, six have

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The Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing U.S. Intelligence

Privatized intelligence operations have become a favored practice of the U.S. and other Western governments, but the tactics of so-called spies for hire are often unethical and possibly illegal

The Unthinkable Consequences of Outsourcing U.S. Intelligence

Decades ago, philosopher Marshall McLuhan predicted a future world war fought using information. While World War I and World War II were waged using armies and mobilized economies, “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information

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The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

WikiLeaks poses no threat to the public. The only people who stand to suffer any harm from WikiLeaks are the powerful and corrupt, which The Intercept‘s Pierre Omidyar most certainly is.

The Intercept’s Transition From Guard Dog to Attack Dog for the Establishment

The Ecuadorian embassy in London cut off Julian Assange’s internet access in October of 2016, but the WikiLeaks Twitter account kept posting about leak drops uninterrupted. The embassy’s action made headlines all across mainstream media. It is common knowledge for anyone who was

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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

Along with slavery, and genocide, rape is universally regarded by major religions as a crime against humanity, meaning that there exists no circumstance in which the commission of the act is morally defensible. The United States, of course, was founded on all three.

As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA -- Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men,

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

Coming from a man who was literally kept off the judge’s bench for being too racist, serving an administration staffed with unrepentant ideological bigots and ‘white nationalists,’ there is no mistaking what Jeff Sessions’ message to the sheriffs really says.

Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

When it comes to America’s wars, more than 16 years later our generals are victorious. Not, of course, in the distant lands where those conflicts grind on unendingly, but in the one place that matters: Washington, D.C

America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I'm in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress in 2003, being upset

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Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

Despite lacking professional credentials, a commitment to public service, or the minimum amount of vetting that would go into a security clearance background check, these private-sector spies collect intelligence that is passed along and ultimately may be included in the President’s Daily Briefing.

Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

In 2016, Tim Shorrock wrote an article describing the five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders with the products they sell. They create the information,

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