“Only For A Very Good Cause” – CIA Director Explains U.S. Meddling in Other Countries

Former CIA Director [1993-1995] James Woolsey recently joked about the U.S. record of meddling overseas, during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News. This is the transcript of the exchange at the end of the interview: ... LAURA INGRAHAM: Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections? JAMES WOOLSEY: Oh, probably. But it …

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A Brief History of Citizens United and Corporate Power

Let's talk Citizens United and Corporate Power. Citizens United is a symptom of a bigger, longstanding threat: for decades the largest corporations have been building power over our political process. The 1960s and 1970s were some of the most trans-formative years in American history. The 1960s saw the rise of social movements across the nation …

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John Adams On Reasons for Restricting Democracy

26 May 1776, Philadelphia, USA. Letter from John Adams to James Sullivan (Lawyer and politician of Massachusetts) Adams is responding to Sulliavn's claim that "Laws and Government are founded on the Consent of the people, and that consent should by each member of Society be given in proportion to his Right. Every member of Society …

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Aristotle on Oligarchy vs Democracy

Aristotle's Politics, ~350 BCE, Book 3: Oligarchy is when men of property have the government in their hands; democracy, the opposite, when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers The argument seems to show that, whether in oligarchies or in democracies, the number of the governing body, whether the greater number, …

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Under Oath, Apple Lies to the World About Paying Taxes

On May 21, 2013, Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, appeared before a United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, investigative subcommittee, which had completed an inquiry into how Apple avoided tens of billions of dollars in taxes by shifting profits into Irish subsidiaries that the subcommittee’s chairman called “ghost companies.” At the hearing, Cook …

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The True Purpose of the US Senate

Hi, Have you ever wondered why the U.S. Senate (and Congress) in general is so out of touch with the people? Why does it feel like they serve other interests other than the will of the people? Answer: The Senate was never intended to serve the people. It was intended to serve the rich. James …

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Confirmed: State Department Labels Human Rights as “Obstacles”

By now, we should all be familiar with the 1948 State Department memo written by Kennan which states: We should cease to talk about vague — and for the Far East — unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are …

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