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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 Republican Party Is a National Disgrace

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been appropriately pilloried over the past 24 hours for his amazing "legitimate rape" comments. But should we any longer be surprised? Isn't this what the Republican Party has come to?

Republicans, Dependency and Hypocrisy

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

He had not been specifically asked about blacks and he was speaking in Iowa, a state whose population is less than four percent African American and one in which -- though blacks are over-represented on government assistance rolls -- the vast majority of individuals on public assistance are white.

I Hope Obama's Veto Threat Is the Start of a New Effort to Fight Back Against the GOP

Mitchell Bard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I understand that President Obama is very interested in appearing above the fray, avoiding partisan battles. But the current GOP is interested in nothing but partisan battles.