By Binoy Kampmark Global Research August 20, 2015 Unrigging the System of “Money in Politics”: Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig for US President? “A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold.” Justice John Paul Stevens, Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, 558 US 310 (2010). There have been […]
By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 14, 2015 ‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House With Patriot Act re-authorization looming, end of domestic phone collection program not enough to assuage civil liberty and privacy advocates Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the […]
By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute May 2, 2015 Patriot Act Reform: A Hoax With key provisions of the PATRIOT Act expiring at the end of this month, Congress is scrambling to keep these provisions on the books while making it seem like they are reforming the original Act to better protect our […]
By Jason Snead & Mariza Smajlaj The Daily Signal March 22, 2015 This Couple Lost $30K to the Government. Now Maryland Lawmakers Are Pushing Reform. Earlier this month, the Maryland House of Delegates took a big step forward in the push for civil asset forfeiture reform. By a margin of 81-54, the […]
By John P. Cochran Mises.org February 25, 2015 What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed There is a sliver of good news on the central banking front. Given the Fed’s poor performance before and after the 2007–08 financial crisis and Great Recession, and its now recognized 100 year history of failure, […]
Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform Published by TED Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz’s tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption. In this fiery, deeply […]
Why Obama Speech Spells No Change to Global Surveillance| Brainwash Update Published by breakingtheset Abby Martin calls out Obama’s long awaited speech regarding NSA surveillance, dissecting aspects of the speech that suggest no real change to global surveillance policies.
Source: https://www.eff.org By Cindy Cohn and Parker Higgins Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained […]President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide. […]
Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com By Michael Recently uncovered documents prove that the Obama administration has been working with the Mexican government to increase the number of illegal immigrants on food stamps, and when more illegal immigrants go on food stamps JP Morgan makes more money. As you will read about below, JP Morgan has made at least […]
Sen. Rand Paul on Your World with Neil Cavuto to talk more about the fiscal cliff.