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Corporate State

From Emergency to Emerge 'n See: The Upwising Is Gaining Momentum

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"Either we will have an awakening, or we will have a wake."-- Swami Beyondananda Every year on this date, the "impropaganda" machine reminds American...

NPR's 'Weakened Edition' -- and What We Can Do Anyway

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

Now is the time to remember Margaret Mead's classic quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

The Government Whisperer

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.

The Age of Neo-feudalism: A Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Corporations

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Members of Congress, entrusted to represent the best interests of the average American, instead play out a stilted, ineffective soap opera on our TV screens, complete with phony discussions of fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings which take the place of real proposals for meaningful change in the country.

The Corporate Takeover of America -- A Government of the Elites, by the Bureaucrats and for the Corporations

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For four days America's governors will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting. While the annual meeting is not open to the public, it is open to members of the NGA's Corporate Fellows Program.

'The Greening Of America,' A #1 Bestseller, Has Long Been Out Of Print. Now It's Back, Just As Relevant As It Was In 1970.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The New Yorker issue of September 26, 1970 contained a 70-page, 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America -- the longest book excerpt in its hi...

Too Big to Fail and Too Small to Matter

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

These times provide a crash course on the corporate state: If a company like AIG is too big to fail, the government will rescue it. Mere pe...