Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy Thank You, Rolling Stone | BLOG ENTRY Today is my last day at Rolling Stone. As of this week, I’m leaving to work for First Look Media, the new organization that’s already home to reporters like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras. I’ll have... February 20, 2014 10:35 AM ET Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Jams Foot in Mouth, Complains of CEO Abuse | BLOG ENTRY There's a ton of interesting stuff going on in the Wall Street sphere of late – I'm trying to find some time to do a proper write-up of the extraordinary lawsuit just filed by the Better Markets... Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending | BLOG ENTRY Having lived in the former Soviet Union for 10 years, I will forever have plastered to the back of my cerebellum the commemorative bumper sticker: "WWSD?"
TomDispatch Jeremy Scahill With drone strikes and kill lists, the president set a dangerous precedent. How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011. Within some military and intelligence circles, it was the CIA director's relationship with JSOC—not Paula Broadwell—that raised concerns. Luego de que sus partidarios cuestionaran la legalidad de la corte que lo condenó, Abdulelah Haider Shaye debería haber sido puesto en libertad. After supporters protested his “sham” trial, Abdulelah Haider Shaye would have been pardoned. How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising. How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat. Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu. Meet the Special Operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden. If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”
Public Intelligence Blog Chris Hedges, Columnist Chris Hedges Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Hedges previously spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City.
Thom Hartmann The Shock Doctrine In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries. At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism – the rapid-fire corporate reengineering of societies still reeling from shock – did not begin with September 11, 2001.
Robert Reich Welcome to MichaelMoore.com LAmyths | A place for discussing L.A. literature and ideas The Official Paul Krugman Web Page News!! I am starting up my Princeton web site. It is at www.wws.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/ It's only partial, but eventually all files will move. I'm back! What's newArticles in FortuneArticles in SlateOther writingStuff that is harder to readAdditional biographical infoWhat I look like My honorary degree ceremony in Berlin (text of talk, audio, video) Special page on Japan (direct links to Japan-related pieces) Some favorite links (updated)The unofficial page (A fan has set this up: I disavow any knowledge of his actions) Welcome to my home page. Most people who have accessed this page probably know who I am, but for anyone else here is a summary. I have written or edited 18 books (I think) and several hundred articles. With any luck, you will find many of these pieces extremely annoying. But read the articles and judge for yourself. Articles Stuff that is harder to read" What happened to Asia? Copyright © 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The BRAD BLOG I Don't Know Without help. I mean, I know what time it is when I look at a clock or see it on my phone or on t.v. or the web or ask somebody. But I don’t know what time it is without going through some 3rd Party, you know? Somebody or some thing has to tell me what time it is in order for me to know it. In order for me to know what time it is, somebody or some thing has to *give* me the time. Time isn’t something that’s just hanging around like the air or the water or the Kardashians…it is always…given. I don’t know how to read a sundial or tell just by the sun or the moon or the stars what the time is. I can’t tell by where my shadow is falling the time of day or night it is. (And, no, you’re right, if it’s night I wouldn’t have a shadow. There was a song way way way back in the day (1972, to be exact) called “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?” But if knowing THE time is problematic enough for me, knowing what TIME is gets even more hinky. There are lots of ways of looking at what “time” is. and