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Sen. Sanders: Supreme Court Undermines Democracy By Allowing Billionaires To Buy Elections
Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the latest disastrous ruling to come out of the Supreme Court, giving the likes of the Koch brothers even more power to buy our elections. Read more...
Iraq War Vet Whose Skull Was Fractured By Oakland Cops During Occupy Protest Settles For $4.5M
After he was struck with a lead-filled bean bag fired by a police officer from 20 feet away on Oct. 25, 2011, Scott Olsen, who was 24 at the time, suffered a skull fracture and permanent brain damage. Read more...
Ukraine Violence Could Throw Eastern Europe Into Permanent Civil War
The stakes in Ukraine couldn't be higher for world peace and also for humanity. But you won't hear that story from mainstream media. Read more...
Dog Whistle Politics: How The Use Of Coded Racial Appeals Have Helped Wreck The Middle Class
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and author Ian Haney López take the viewers through the GOP's long history of using racist dog whistles to get people to vote against their own economic interests. Read more...
David Cay Johnston: Budget Deal Helps Billionaires, Not The Poor
Johnston: "There is a war going on in this country, and it’s on the poor." Read more...

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"The government is not trying to protect [secrets about NSA surveillance] from the terrorists," former NSA official Bill Binney says. "It’s trying to protect knowledge of that program from the citizens of the United States." Read more...
For anyone that didn't catch it, Democracy Now's Amy Goodman was featured on C-SPAN's Book TV series, In Depth, this weekend and spoke to host Peter Slen for three hours about a wide range of topics, including her books Exception to the Rulers, Standing Up to the Madness, and The Silenced Majority. Read more...
From this Monday's Democracy Now, economist Richard Wolff is asked about Bill O'Reilly's remarks last week where he told his audience on Fox that Cyprus and other European countries are facing economic hardships because they’re so-called "nanny states." Wolff responded with a lesson in economics 101 for Bill-O. Read more...
In 2003, the legendary television host Phil Donahue was fired from his prime-time MSNBC talk show during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Read more...
Republicans have been having a hissy fit over the potential nomination of Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State, and I agree with Rachel Maddow, Karoli and others' assessment that the likely reason we're seeing the "three amigos" and company Read more...