Daily Archives: April 23, 2013

One Nation, Under Sesquestration

Is horse trading the answer? (Well, it might be better than the alternative …) from Hullabaloo by digby Who could have guessed? Sequestration exemptions are shaping up to be Washington’s newest version of earmarks. Agencies, companies and other groups are on the hunt for Capitol Hill allies with the juice to save their pet issues from the […]

Shadows of Blowback to Come

Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 — and just about no one noticed.  Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA tradecraft, which Johnson defined as “the unintended consequences of policies that were kept secret from the American people.”  In his prologue, the former consultant […]