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: March 2013

Iraq War Critics Assess Costs, Media Blame on 10th Anniversary

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Two longtime critics of the 2003 war against Iraq delivered memorable lectures last week on the war's tenth anniversary. Anti-war crusader David Swanson and Iraq-born bookstore owner Andy Shallal exemplified the long-run positive impact individuals can have against the war machine and its media arm — even as the United States ramps up supplies for […]

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MTL's 'DC Update' Radio Begins 7th Season March 22

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A riveting talk by author and former Congressman Robert Ney marked the March 22 launch of my seventh radio season as co-host with Scott Draughon of the “Washington Update” series on the My Technology Law network. I'm thrilled to be able to work again with Scott, at left, a pioneer in business radio and by […]

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Mr. Drake Goes To Washington

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Former National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake warned the public March 15 at the National Press Club against the federal government's crackdown on whistleblowers. Drake, who escaped a potential term of life in prison for communicating with a Baltimore Sun reporter, said the government has the ability to make such conduct illegal retroactively. Regarding the […]

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Is Obama Fulfilling 'Transparency' Promises?

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The Obama administration often fails to uphold its rhetoric claiming open government, according to an expert speaker at a conference May 15 in Washington, DC. The Justice Department and White House Office of Management and Budget appear to be resisting valuable freedom of information policies other departments are implementing, said Anne Wesimann, chief counsell for […]

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Former Rep. Bob Ney's Book Alleges Corruption

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Former Congressman Robert Ney of Ohio last week created headlines, at least within Washington's insider media, by publishing his memoir, Sideswiped. The book recounts his political career, imprisonment for corruption, and efforts to redeem himself through Alcoholics Anonymous and otherwise. Ney, a Republican, describes a process of political, selective prosecution — sometimes with the media […]

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Thumbs-Up Book Review for GOP Nay-Sayer Ney

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Former Congressman Robert Ney of Ohio last week created headlines, at least within Washington's insider media, by publishing his memoir, Sideswiped. The book recounts his political career, imprisonment for corruption, and efforts to redeem himself through Alcoholics Anonymous and otherwise. Of particular relevance to readers of our work at the Justice Integrity Project, Ney's final […]

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Law Enforcers Dig Out From Misconduct Cases

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A dropped federal corruption probe in New Orleans and $15 million damage award to a New Mexico prisoner this week underscored problems plaguing the nation's law enforcement system. The public can only hope federal authorities dropped their New Orleans corruption probe of the landfill owner Fred Heebe for the right reasons. That was my response […]

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Economists Warn of Near Treason In DC Policies

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Two prominent economists on the left and right have described the nation's economic planning as so misguided as to be deeply corrupt. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, left, an appointee under the Democratic President Bill Clinton, published a column describing the nation's path as shaped by the tea party as “near treasonous.” He called […]

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Questions Raised on Author's Suicide-Murder Finding

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The shooting death of a California author and his two children a month ago prompted a prompt ruling of suicide — and later questions about whether the initial finding was correct. Authorities said Philip Marshall, in his mid-50s, killed his son Alex, 17, daughter, Macaila, 14, Jan. 31 at their home in Murphys before killing […]

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