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Entries by Janine R. Wedel from 07/2010

Shadow Elite: Rolling Stone's Hastings - How Outsiders Provide the Indispensable Check & Balance

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Media

Michael Hastings broke the understandings maintained for mutual benefit by the military, reporters who regularly cover it, and perhaps some allied think tanks as well. He did not have special access, he chose to take a risk.

Shadow Elite: Has the Obama Organizing Machine Staged A Party Takeover?

| Posted 07.08.2010 | Politics

The shadow elite in America are adept at creating novel alternative structures and new venues of power that suit their agenda, and Organizing for America seems to be a case in point.

Shadow Elite: How "Grassroots" Is Organizing for America?

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Politics

Power brokers on the cutting edge are adept at creating novel alternative structures and new venues to press their agenda -- and Obama's Organizing for America seems to be a case in point.

Shadow Elite: Selling Out Uncle Sam & Outsourcing American Power

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Politics

When information that is supposedly of and for government is in private hands, the power of that information can be used to serve private agendas with the risk of corporate and private players influencing policy to suit those agendas.

Shadow Elite: WikiLeaks: Irresponsible or Indispensable?

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Media

WikiLeaks is a declared combatant in information warfare: high-tech, good-government vigilantes. The group acts as the consummate outsider, a crucial role in the shadow elite era.