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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

Another sign of the times. Image from City Limits.Our civil liberties under attack:Big Brother’s getting even bigger Abuses of civil liberties are taking place with increasing frequency, but the public outcry has mainly been muted, an enticement for the authorities … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Big Brother’s Getting Bigger

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Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

“Dissent is terrorism.” Art by Anthony Freda / Activist Post.Battlefield America:‘We had to make some sacrifices…’ There are no more legal barriers to arrest without warrants, prison without lawyers, condemnation and even execution without trial. By Richard Raznikov | The … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America

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Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

Police state shown busily creeping. Image from The End of the World.Ask the cop on the corner:Creeping fascism The infant U.S. police state is no longer learning to crawl; it has learned to walk and will soon be stomping its … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Creeping Fascism? Ask the Cop on the Corner

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Harry Tarq : 9/11’s in U.S. and Chile 28 Years Apart

After 9/11: The War-on-Terror Machine. Political cartoon by David Baldinger / dbaldinger.com.U.S. and Chile:Two 9/11’s have similar impact In both countries the 9/11 event was followed by violence, threats to democracy, and economic shifts from the vast majority of the … finish reading Harry Tarq : 9/11’s in U.S. and Chile 28 Years Apart

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Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

Art from the ACLU.ACROMEGALY By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 15, 2011 Acronyms, I think, bring out the worst in people. For example, the USAPATRIOT act is not an act for American Patriots as it would appear, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

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The PATRIOT Act’s War on Charity

‘New powers granted to the Treasury Department currently allow the government to shut down charities based on unfounded claims’ By Maya Schenwar / August 5, 2008 Since the PATRIOT Act’s passage almost seven years ago, many of its adverse effects … finish reading The PATRIOT Act’s War on Charity

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POETRY : True Homeland

Wubbzy in the style of Picasso / Frank Rocco. Welcome to the USA Patriarch Actwith its spying and break-insup its sleeve behind your backwith eavesdropping that’s a crackdownwith character attacks and panic attacksOh damn I’m indicted with fictionthough my sentence … finish reading POETRY : True Homeland

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BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

They described not just standing, but being kept up on their tiptoes with their arms extended out and up over their heads, attached by shackles on their wrists and ankles, for what they described as eight hours at a stretch. … finish reading BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

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