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Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.

A History of 'Fear'

Joe Lauria | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Hyping fear that results in profit and political power unfortunately has a long history in the United States. Mass hysteria against imagined threats for the gain of a few is ingrained in American culture.

Obama Pivots Amidst Encroaching Chaos: Is the Promise of the California Summit Receding in the Rearview Mirror?

William Bradley | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

We just don't live in a world in which it makes sense to leave our doors unlocked. But that's not a justification for an anything goes attitude.

Are the 14 Million "Found" White House Emails the New Watergate Tapes?

Keith Thomson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Filling in the gaps in the CIA leak case -- like why Bush administration officials exposed Valerie Plame Wilson's covert operative status -- may be as simple as entering "plame" in an email search.