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Politics and World News

How Much Liberty Do Americans Have Left?

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right. First Amendment The 1st Amendment … Continue reading

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New Insights into Bin Laden Operation

By Nauman Sadiq, an Islamabad-based attorney, columnist and geopolitical analyst focused on Middle East and energy politics. Seymour Hersh posited in his report [1] on the Bin Laden operation in Abbottabad that Saudi Arabia had asked Pakistan as a favor … Continue reading

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If Russia Had ‘Freed’ Canada

By Joe Lauria. Originally published at Consortium News. As the United States plans to move thousands of NATO troops to Russia’s borders and continues to bolster a fiercely anti-Russian regime in neighboring Ukraine, the official line in Washington and its … Continue reading

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Russia Accuses Obama of Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse On May 4th, Russia’s Sputnik news agency headlined “Lavrov: US Tried to Include Al-Nusra Front Positions in ‘Silent’ Period”, and reported that Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Moscow about the lengthy negotiations between himself and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to agree on conditions for a … Continue reading

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The Next Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35 Percent In April

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Should we be alarmed that the number of job cuts announced by large U.S. companies was 35 percent higher in April than it was in March?  This is definitely a case where the … Continue reading

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German Study Proves It – 95% of Greek “Bailout” Money Went to the Banks

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I simply cannot stress enough how important Greece is to freedom, liberty and civilization across the globe. Greece is not a one-off, or merely a small nation in big trouble that holds … Continue reading

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What We REALLY Know About the 9/11 Defendants

The government pretends that it’s giving the surviving 9/11 masterminds a fair trial, and that justice will prevail. The truth may be different … Kangaroo Court Show Trials Buzzfeed reported yesterday: The Defense Department has farmed out to a private … Continue reading

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Rail Traffic Depression: 292 Union Pacific Engines Are Sitting In The Arizona Desert Doing Nothing

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. We continue to get more evidence that the U.S. economy has entered a major downturn.  Just last week, I wrote about how U.S. GDP growth numbers have been declining for three quarters in … Continue reading

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Voting With Our Feet

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.)   Protesters shout as they are forcibly removed from a Donald Trump campaign rally in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. (Ross … Continue reading

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Why Trump Winning the Republican Nomination is Good for American Democracy

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, While it might sound strange, a coronation of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary will mark the end of the party as we know it. There’s been a lot written about the “Sanders surge,” … Continue reading

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Who is the Man Leading Iraq’s Green Zone Revolution?

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. And Why Does Washington Hate Him So Much? On May 1, 2003, George W. Bush declared victory in Iraq while preening in a flight suit in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner. Three years later, the … Continue reading

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On Border Incident, US Sources Give One Perspective, Own, While Russian Source Gives Multiple, Including US

These two stories make a fine illustration of why it is crucial to read broadly, pushing one’s comfort zone and challenging the tendency towards confirmation bias. This one, by Buzzfeed (an outlet funded, for example, by a $200 million dollar … Continue reading

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Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. Despite North Dakota’s collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota’s population, could do following that state’s lead. In November 2014, the … Continue reading

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Politico: Less than 1% of the Hillary Victory Fund Benefited State Parties

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. Originally published at at Down With Tyranny. … Continue reading

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Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution: A Graduation Message for a Dark Age

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The most striking fact about the story of Rip Van Winkle is not that he slept 20 years, but that he slept through a revolution. While he was peacefully snoring up on the mountain, … Continue reading

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Uproar Over the 28 Pages: The Saudi/CIA Connection?

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Tom Kean and … Continue reading

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The End Of America?: 13 Catastrophic Events Which Could Soon Lead To An American Apocalypse

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Is the strongest and most powerful nation on the planet headed for an apocalypse which will bring it to its knees?  We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and apocalyptic … Continue reading

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9/11 Commission Did Not Exonerate Saudis

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Americans are not … Continue reading

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U.S. Suicide Rate Soars in 21st Century – Up 80% For Middle Aged White Women

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Police were also vague about the sign, saying only that it related to “social justice.” Bishop said two others who witnessed the shooting told him that it said, “Tax the one percent,” … Continue reading

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Reuters Poll Shows 51% of Americans Think Primary Process is “Rigged” – Here’s Why It Matters

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Reuters/Ipsos recently conducted a poll in which it asked Americans whether the primary process for choosing presidential candidates was rigged. Here’s what they found: More than half of American voters believe that … Continue reading

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