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: April 2013

Two DC Media Ceremonies Contrast Courage, Comfort

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The annual Ridenhour Prize luncheon for courageous journalism contrasted sharply last week with the yearly White House Correspondents Dinner gala for corporate-run news organizations, top political figures, other celebrities, and their financial backers. The Ridenhour Prizes, named for the Vietnam War veteran who revealed the My Lai Massacre, celebrates an ideal of the journalist struggling […]

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Shocking Alabama Legal Irregularities Continue

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Revelations continued this month exposing disgraceful conduct by state and federal authorities in Alabama courts. The cases have national implications, especially since the Obama Justice Department has been complicit in enforcing such injustices from the Bush-Rove era as the frame-up of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and co-defendant businessman Richard Scrushy on corruption charges. Each […]

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April 19 Radio: Gun Reformer, Gold Trading Critic — and Dollar Danger?

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Experts on gun control and controversial federal monetary policies discussed the week's developments April 19 on MTL Washington Update, the weekly public affairs radio show I co-host at noon (EDT) with network founder Scott Draughon. Legal reformer, Chicago public defender and law professor Jeanne Bishop, at right, described her opposition to gun proliferation, the death […]

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April 19 Radio Guests: Gun Reform Advocate, Gold Trading Critic

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Experts on gun control and controversial federal monetary policies will discuss this week's developments April 19 on MTL Washington Update, the weekly public affairs radio show I co-host at noon (EDT). Legal reformer, Chicago public defender and law professor Jeanne Bishop, at right, will describe her opposition to gun proliferation, the death penalty, and excessive […]

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April 12 Radio: Obama Videographer Shares White House Insights

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Arun Chaudhary, the nation's first official White House videographer, appears on MTL Washington Update radio show April 12 to describe his more than four years with President Obama on the 2008 campaign and first two years in the White House. The author of First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time will share his […]

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Scrushy Speaks, Film Director McTiernan Imprisoned

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Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy proclaimed his innocence last week in his first post-imprisonment interview. Scrushy was the co-defendant with former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in the most notorious political frame-up in recent American history. Scrushy, at right with one of his nine children, told radio host Peter B. Collins that federal prosecutors offered before […]

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Former Prosecutor Opposes Death Penalty On Christian Basis

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Mark Osler, a former federal prosecutor who has become a leader in religiously inspired legal reform, was the featured guest April 5 on my weekly public affairs radio show, MTL Washington Update. Osler, left, a law professor in Minnesota and the current head of the Association of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, spoke out against the […]

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Nader Denounces DC Lobbying Culture

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Consumer advocate Ralph Nader returned to his roots last week in an all-encompassing denunciation of Washington's slavish devotion to corporate agendas. Nader, at left in a recent Huffington Post photo, told a dinner audience at the National Press Club that every significant government branch or important watchdog apparatus has been captured. He said the situation […]

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