BY MICHAEL BLANDING We all know how political influence works: Company X donates money to politician Y, and then that pol leans on regulator Z to go easy on his new best friend. In economic parlance, that circle of back-scratching is known as ... Forbes.com, 1 month ago
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In a suite of rooms in a safe house in a city in southeastern Europe, investigators employed by the British government have been interviewing a stream of Iraqi civilians for the past 18 months. The questioners are members of the Iraq Historic ...MSNBC Newsweek, 1 month ago
JANINE WEDEL, jwedel at gmu.edu Wedel , an anthropologist and professor at George Mason University's School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, is the author of the just-released Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our ...Institute for Public Accuracy, 1 month ago
Democracy never sounded like a good idea to me. Not the way it was sold, anyway. Government of the People, for the People, by the people, sounds less like a hopeful achievement and more like a warning. It only works when you don't think about ...DAWN Group, 2 months ago
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I ...Daily Kos, 3 days ago
The Quiet Horrors of House Arrest, Electronic Monitoring, and Other Alternative Forms of Incarceration
This story first appeared on the On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail—but she won't be free. Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured three years of jail time ...Mother Jones, 5 days ago When Your Home Is Your Prison Common Dreams, 1 week ago
Flickr.com/photos/65047661@N00 If they were moved all at once, they could almost replace the population of Jamaica (2.7 million) and they would leave Qatar, Namibia, Macedonia, or Latvia swimming in extra people. I'm talking about the incarcerated ...Sott.net, 1 week ago
Key points - 20 January 2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the first parliament of elected representatives at Westminster, the de Montfort Parliament - 50 years earlier Magna Carta - or the Great Charter - was sealed by King John in 1215 and ...BBC, 1 week ago
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Today, the first TD special offer of the New Year accompanies Maya Schenwar's striking ...OpEdNews.com, 1 week ago
Posted in: Civil Liberties, Law, Crime, & Justice, Police & Prisons, Politics/Gov., Race/Community, Repression, US | No comments On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail — but she ...ZNet, 1 week ago
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