Of all the excuses ladled out for the Obama administration's shredding of the Fourth Amendment while assaulting press freedom and prosecuting "national security" whistleblowers, none is more pernicious than the claim that technology is responsible.
As the skiers race downhill, also going downhill is US relations with Russia and Venezuela where an opposition leader backed by the National Endowment for Democracy is now in jail as street protests escalate.
Amy Goodman spoke clearly and engagingly about topics ranging from radio to revolution, from drone wars to the death penalty. Her voice, so familiar to most of us in the audience, might have been coming from a Democracy Now! broadcast.
As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate tonight, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ET.
In a special one-hour Democracy Now! broadcast, we examine two key influences on Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter, Wade Michael Page: The neo-Nazi music scene and pervasive white supremacism in U.S. military ranks.
Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.
Following the NCAA's independent investigation into the widespread cover-up of child sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the governing body of U.S. college sports has imposed unprecedented sanctions against Penn State University. Did they go too far?