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“Shrinking government” actually means expanding it

David Swanson on why the rhetoric about shrinking government actually means a bigger, more intrusive government, with both parties complicit. Shrinking government” means a larger and more oppressive but less representative and less useful government. The military gets the money…

People everywhere just want to be free

Something is taking place at an archetypal level, across the world, across class and social lines, across religious and political divides, all characterized by popular uprisings against authoritarian high-handedness across the world. Governments are cratering in the Middle East and…

BBC blames the victim for police violence

BBC interviewer Ben Brown begins: These pictures *appear* to show Jody McIntyre … being dragged out of his wheelchair and dragged across the pavement. (Appear?) Here’s the video that clearly shows Jody McIntrye being dragged out of his wheelchair by…