Archive for ‘police state’

December 18, 2016

The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

Foreign interference in the American political system was among the gravest dangers feared by the Founders of our nation and the framers of our Constitution.  The United States was a new government…

Source: The Emoluments Clause: Its text, meaning, and application to Donald J. Trump | Brookings Institution

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

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December 12, 2016

The Women’s March on Washington is ON!

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December 11, 2016

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the privileged and powerful.

Source: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

November 19, 2016

Living Through the Death of Capitalism

Now is the time to hold strong to our humanity. The world is changing quickly and much is at stake. It is even possible that our entire…

Source: Living Through the Death of Capitalism

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

October 26, 2016

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times

The United States has put artificial intelligence at the center of its defense strategy, with weapons that can identify targets and make decisions.

Source: The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times

October 20, 2016

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

Source: Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

September 26, 2016

A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

It’s hard to fathom even the basics of the American urge to lock people away in vast numbers.

Source: A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

September 25, 2016

The Fear-Hate-Anger Click Machine | Mother Jones

Let’s end the reign of the rage share.

Source: The Fear-Hate-Anger Click Machine | Mother Jones