Finding Populism Today

To find populism flowering today, take a road trip across any stretch of America, or take a gander around your community. You will find a splendid array of ordinary folks rebelling against the bosses, bankers, big shots and bastards who dare subjugate us to their greed, including

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Legalizing Oppression

The lynching and disbarring of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart is a window into the collapse of the American legal system. Stewart is everything a lawyer should be in an open society. But we no longer live in an open society. The persecution of Stewart is the persecution of us...

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Pete Seeger and the NSA

With the passing of moral and artistic heroes like Seeger, we should redouble our efforts to make sure that our "private affairs" remain safe and the government's ability to access them remains subject to careful controls.

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Beyond Orwell’s Worst Nightmare

The NSA spying program captures all of us, including European leaders, people in Mexico, Brazil, the United Nations, and the European Union Parliament, not just the terrorists. Although Obama assured us that the government “does not collect intelligence to suppress criticism or dissent,” our history, particularly during COINTELPRO, tells us...

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