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Deep State

The Nuclear Breakfast Menu

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Donald Trump is a reckless fool. But the U.S. defense establishment is M.A.D. And herein lies one of the darker problems with the Trump candidacy, an...

A 10-Minute Debate on War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be a time when it could be used? Possibly, possibly . . ." This is -- who else? -- Donald Tru...

And If The World Voted In the US Presidential Election?

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Pierre Guerlain

Sanders is a reminder that this is not only desirable but possible and many of us as global citizens welcome this sudden emergence of an American spring. He embodies the America we like.

Welcome to the Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military, for the Corporations

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The powers-that-be want us to remain divided, alienated from each other based on our politics, our bank accounts, our religion, our race and our value systems.

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don't Let Them!

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After three decades of engineering a winner-take-all economy, and buying the political power to consummate their hold on the wealth created by the system they had rigged in their favor, America's plutocrats have been taking the final and irrevocable step of separating themselves permanently from the common course of American life.

Old Demons in New Faces? The 'Deep State' Meets Erdoğan's 'New Turkey'

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home
Karabekir Akkoyunlu

While this picture reinforces the sense that Turkey is returning to the dark days of the 1990s, there are two reasons why the country's current predicament is also different, and much more dangerous, than it was two decades ago.

Rand Paul Eats Obama and Clinton for Lunch on Government Spying

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Clinton is a charter member of the Deep State. Paul is one of the few national politicians who have questioned it. And challenging the Deep State may be the most important issue of our times.

Snowden's Lawyer: Forget About Orwell, Worry About Kafka

Michael Winship | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"All of this stuff was classified. Not just classified; it was classified at the highest level. These were the secrets that the government said were most critical to keep. But what kind of democracy would we be if the public had never learned of this information?"

The War on Democracy: The Deep State

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Over the course of the past decade, the doyens of the left, Peter Dale Scott and Noam Chomsky, began to use the term "deep state" to refer to the relatively small number of Washington and Wall Street player who actually control America.

Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to "endanger our liberties or democratic process" but have you heard of the "Deep State?"

Anatomy of the Deep State

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol.

The Quiet Coup: No, Not Egypt. Here.

John Tirman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

The United States is partially governed by a deep state: undemocratic, secret, aligned with intelligence agencies, spying on friend and foe, lawless in almost every respect. If this doesn't constitute a coup d'etat, it's hard to imagine what would.