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New Yorker: 'Another Citizens United, But Worse'
Think the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United was bad? A worse one may be on the horizon. Read more...
The U.S. Army has conceded a significant loss of records documenting battlefield action and other operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched a global search to recover and consolidate field records from the wars. Read more...
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert looks at the National Security Agency decision to collect the telephone records of millions of Americans. Read more...
This display happened three times in the span of about ten minutes at the Republican National Convention today. A fight had been brewing since Sunday over a proposal to change the rules regarding delegate credentials in order to marginalize Read more...
Bill Moyers talks with independent filmmaker Anthony Baxter, director of You’ve Been Trumped, a new documentary about the perils of rampant capitalism and gluttonous conspicuous consumption, epitomized by Donald Trump’s aggressive Read more...

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As JPMorgan announced a $2 billion trading loss, members of Congress called for federal regulators to scrutinize and tighten banking rules and trades. New rules are being drafted as part of the Dodd-Frank bill that prevent federal banks from Read more...
The Moderate Voice: Journalistic Malpractice The Spiderlegs Conundrum: The Rules of Disinformation (h/t Swimgiril) Liberal Values: The GOP's latest plan for congress Rising Hegemon: What E.J. Dionne says Mercury Rising: Why Read more...
Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939) There was a time when filibusters were symbolic of a principled stand...a David standing up to the Goliath. I think Strom Thurmond's filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 took the sheen of nobility Read more...