|Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else|
One of the world's greatest privacy invaders just had his privacy invaded.
|NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party|
The playbook of the Democratic Party and its allies is a simple one: Smear any adversary of the party’s establishment wing as an asset of the Kremlin.
|Video: The Dramatic Scandal Swallowing the Bolsonaro Presidency Just Drove an LGBT Congressman to Flee Brazil|
Kickbacks, money laundering, militia links, and assassination. A scandal that already had everything has driven Brazil's LGBT congressman into exile.
|Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story|
The most challenging task is choosing the 10 worst embarrassments. The most notable aspect is that they all go toward promoting the same narrative.
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|The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. But J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic|
Did the FBI investigate Trump due to disagreements with his policy views on Russia? If so, it would not be the first time the bureau abused its powers this way.
|As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party’s Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans|
Democrats once favored an end to Middle East wars. Reflecting their Trump-era ethos, Democrats are now their primary proponents.
|NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using “Sophisticated Microwaves” to Cause “Brain Injuries” in U.S. “Diplomats” in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets.|
We now have what might be the most vivid, reckless and dangerous illustration yet of how NBC functions.
|U.S. Senate’s First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts|
Attacks on the free speech rights of Americans in the name of defending Israel seem to have no end in sight.
|Veteran NBC/MSNBC Journalist Blasts the Network for Being Captive to the National Security State and Reflexively Pro-War to Stop Trump|
A new generation of Democrats is being instilled with formerly right-wing Cold Warrior values and reverence for security state agencies.
|Five Weeks After The Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange-Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged — Just Stonewalling|
The U.S. media is very adept at being outraged when they’re denounced as “fake news.” They should think more about why that attack resonates for so many.
|A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job|
A major attack on the First Amendment: No credible advocate of free expression can remain silent about this “free speech exception for Israel.”
|Addiction, Depression, and the Opioid Epidemic: What Are They Telling Us? A Discussion With Johann Hari|
Disturbing trends in these areas reveal crucial signals — warning signs — that explain many of the most consequential political changes.
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|CNN Submits to Right-Wing Outrage Mob, Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to His “Offensive” Defense of Palestinians at the U.N.|
Those who demand that adults be shielded from “offensive” and “traumatic” viewpoints are as craven and toxic as they are authoritarian.
|It Is Possible Paul Manafort Visited Julian Assange. If True, There Should Be Ample Video and Other Evidence Showing This.|
The reasons to treat The Guardian's blockbuster, viral story with great skepticism are as numerous as they are obvious.
|Trump’s Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old “U.S. Values” and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies|
U.S. elites who have armed and funded the world's worst monsters pretend to be offended by Trump's support for the Saudis.
|As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom|
The Trump DOJ's prosecution of Assange will be cheered by Democrats, as they unite to criminalize the core of investigative journalism.
|The Efficiency of Brazil’s Elections Is a Stark Contrast to Voter Suppression and Deliberate Chaos in the U.S.|
Brazil’s elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. Why?
|The Lessons for Western Democracies From the Stunning Victory of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro|
Some of the dynamics of Bolsonaro's victory are unique to Brazil. But many are similar to prevailing political currents throughout Europe and North America.
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|Roger Waters, Marielle Franco, and the Power of Inspiration in the Face of Darkness and Danger|
Impotence and hopelessness are a tactic, a lie told by those who wield power, to foster resignation, passivity, and acceptance.
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|MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice|
This is as extreme a perversion of journalism as can be imagined, yet it pervades the nation's largest corporate media outlets.