Thought provoking. Controversial. Presidential Puppetry is sure to raise lots of eye-brows. One of those books that inspires readers to look deep beneath the surface.

John Perkins, New York Times best-selling author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and other books

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Senate Renews Disputed Surveillance Act

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The Senate voted Dec. 28 to reauthorize post-9/11 surveillance laws that undermine historic privacy protections. Led by Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, right, the Senate rejected all amendments to provide the public more information about government procedures under renewal of the FISA Amendments Act, which authorizes operations in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Senate […]

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Disturbing Developments for Democracy Wind Up Year

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Revelations during recent days of dramatic political intrigue and harsh police tactics serve as reminders that the New Year must bring renewed vigilance by the public to preserve hard-won freedoms. Scant media follow up occurred following the revelation this month that Fox News attempted in 2011 to recruit Gen. David Petraeus, left, the nation's war […]

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Lobbyists Block Gun Safety Regulation

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The gun lobby for six years has prevented confirmation of a leader for the longstanding federal agency overseeing the nation's gun laws. That kind of lobbying success underscores the power of grassroots zealotry to paralyze Washington even when most voters oppose widespread sale of the kind of assault weapons used by a mentally disturbed man […]

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Presidential Clemency System Broken, Experts Say

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The system of presidential clemency practiced for nearly two centuries no longer functions in practice in the federal system and in most states. That is the dire conclusion of a bipartisan, expert panel convened Dec. 10 by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. “President Obama has found only one prisoner worthy of release” in the […]

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