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"Republicans are driving a very bad bargain: we are in the process of destroying a great many things which are real — soil, water, energy, resources, other species, our health — for the sake of something that exists chiefly in our imagination: money." from DeclineOfTheEmpire.com

"The fact that 75% of the American people believe that corruption is widespread in our government may be the most important single indicator in the US presidential race. The rise of so many outsider candidates is a signal the American people are tired of words and want decisive change." Newt Gingrich
"...We fought wars that should never have been fought. We allowed giant banks and predatory corporations to plunder the nation’s wealth and resources without regard for the damage done to the economy, the environment or the people. We neglected the nation’s physical infrastructure to the point where bridges were collapsing, water systems were failing, and the historic city of New Orleans was submerged in a catastrophic flood that shocked not just the nation but the world." Bob Herbert, Losing Our Way
"Belief is more powerful than reason." Myth of the American Superhero: John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett

Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns ? (8/23/2017)

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See this Elizabeth Warren video (about an hour, though well spent): http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/642.html

An interview with Paul Krugman

Al Gore's speech, January 16, 2006, was only very lightly mentioned in the press. Considering that we are facing a Constitutional crisis, an assault of our civil liberties, crimes against the environment, an executive who thinks he is above the law, worsening international relations, an unsustainable deficit, a growing health care crisis, a gratuitous war, corporate corruption and what appears to be a cloud of fascism settling over the US, the press has failed to pay attention to these important issues. See any of topics listed above for more details.

William Rivers Pitt is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of two books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know"and "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence." His newest book, "House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation," is now available from PoliPointPress.

A Brief Interview With the DevilRoot Strikers

This Nobel Prize winning speech was not mentioned much in the US press either.

A note from Kevin Tillman, Pat's Brother

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Bibliography

The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver

The Death of Why: the Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy, Andrea Batista Schlesinger