Regions / North America
The best thing the American Empire can do is prepare the world for its eventual collapse.
When James Senenbrenner, the congressman who introduced the Patriot Act, can’t stomach the NSA’s data collection programs, you know they’re in trouble.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
“The Act of Killing” sheds light on Indonesian mass killings that were even more uncalled for than most atrocities.
Bear in mind, that’s while also playing to the cheap seats: John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel.
Missile defense drives other states to build their nuclear-weapons arsenals, but depletes the United States’s own missile stockpile because its inaccuracy necessitates launching a hail of interceptors.
Responding to a cyber attack with nuclear weapons, incredible as it sounds, may be “on the table.”
For over a century, “surveillance blowback” from America’s wars has ensured the creation of massive internal surveillance state.
More than anything else, the Senate immigration reform bill is really a continuation of old policies.
From Edward Snowden to the Taliban-go-Miami Beach.