Category Governing in Secrecy

QOTD: Corporate Confederacy

America’s major corporations are now the Second Confederacy Congress and the White House have joined in what history may consider the most disloyal political act since southern succession: making it possible for foreign tribunals to override the American constitution as well as state and local laws. Essentially our major corporations have become a Second Confederacy. […]

The CIA Presidency

How the CIA has influenced the presidency by SAM SMITH You won’t find it mentioned in the embedded media, but every president since Ronald Reagan has had direct or familial ties to the CIA. And if either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton are elected, the trend will continue. While it is well known that George […]

Democracy…Going, Going Gone

Keeping Brennan as CIA Director = Triumph of Secret Government by DAVE LINDORFF Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), head of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says that John Brennan, the director of the CIA who has finally admitted that he lied when he angrily and repeatedly insisted that the agency did not spy on staff […]

The Fourth Branch: Who Rules Washington?

By Tom Engelhardt August 04, 2014 “ICH” – “TomDispatch” –  As every schoolchild knows, there are three check-and-balance branches of the U.S. government: the executive, Congress, and the judiciary. That’s bedrock Americanism and the most basic high school civics material. Only one problem: it’s just not so. During the Cold War years and far more […]

QOTD: A president is not legally allowed to invent criteria for killing people

“A president is not legally allowed to invent criteria for killing people.” Why I Don’t Want to See the Drone Memo , Washington’s Blog

Our Press: Bedazzled by the Cleptocracy

Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy “If More People Knew The Secrets Those In Power Keep From Us All, We Would Toss Them Out On Their Ear” via:

Governing in Secrecy: Can that Really Be Called Democracy?

The Thrust Toward Opacity by GENE GLICKMAN “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” – Barack Obama (1/21/2009 [This inaugural […]