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Glenn Greenwald on imperial ideology

It may very well serve our “national interests” to start a war because we want to control someone else’s resources, or because we think it would be good if they had a different government, or because we want the world to fear us, or because we want to change the type of political system they […]

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thoughts on gas rebate checks

One thing struck me about the $100 gas rebate checks. It seems to be indistinguishable from a money laundering scheme. As Mark Felt said, follow the money: Money comes from tax payers (or China) to the Treasury. Money is sent back to tax payers to pay for gasoline from existing inventories. Money is exchanged for […]

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Tech Giants’ Internet Battles

A host of tech outfits, from Google to Intel, suffered a setback in a battle over access to the Internet on Apr. 26. At issue is whether telcos like AT&T and cable operators such as Comcast, which maintain the country’s vast broadband networks, can favor one provider’s Web traffic over another’s. A measure that would […]

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Neo-Feudalism and Katrina

The newly released footage of officials briefing George Bush before Hurricane Katrina shows Michael Brown sitting at a laptop computer. Given the caricature of Incapability Brown, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the ex-FEMA director was playing solitaire: “Mr. President, I just can’t find a place for this king of hearts.” Instead, Brown is clear […]