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: July 2013

Former NSA Execs Warn Americans Against Loss of Political and Privacy Rights

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The National Security Agency (NSA) operates largely without accountability to other government branches or the public, according several former high-ranking NSA executives speaking July 25 at a forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. They said the NSA tries to collect as much phone, email, and social media data as possible from the […]

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Helen Thomas Pioneered — and Fought To The End

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White House correspondent Helen Thomas remained a perceptive and outspoken commentator to the end of her life. I saw this first-hand on several recent occasions at the National Press Club, where she was the first female officer after the club accepted women as members at the late date of 1971. Profiles of her career following […]

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For Security, Beware of Wikipedia, CNN, Daily Beast, Poynter — and Many More

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Media manipulators this month used Wikipedia and CNN to smear investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, a former Navy intelligence officer who often breaks important and/or controversial stories. One is his July 22 column revealing a memo by former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Michael Hayden shortly after 9/11 describing why NSA would secretly bypass legal restrictions […]

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The Intelligence Community and the DC Media: A Brief Introduction

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Editor's note: This column is the second part of a series that began earlier on July 16. Reporters face a daunting challenge if they seek to cover the CIA, NSA, and the nation's dozens of other intelligence bodies. Everyone knows the history of the Washington Post's Watergate reporting. Here is another side to government news […]

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DOJ Curtails Spy Charges Against Reporters; But Do Smears Continue?

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The Obama Justice Department has announced that it will not assert spy charges against reporters during leak investigations except in special circumstances. The statement by Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, right, on July 12 reduces the tension between prosecutors and the mainstream media after revelations this spring that the DOJ had claimed in court papers that […]

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Book 'Presidential Puppetry' Exposes Obama, Romney, CIA Secrets

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Secretive elites guide our government leaders, according to my new book, Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney, and Their Masters, published over the July Fourth holiday. Puppetry exposes the nefarious deeds of today’s puppet masters and their government minions. The 500-page book documents their arrogance, deepest secrets, brutal methods, and ongoing threat to the American way of […]

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Book Announcement: New Book ‘Presidential Puppetry’ Exposes Obama, Romney, CIA Secrets

Secretive elites guide our government leaders, according to my new book, Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney, and Their Masters, published over the July Fourth holiday in paperback and EBook editions. Puppetry exposes the nefarious deeds of today‚Äôs puppet masters and their government minions. The 500-page book documents their arrogance, deepest secrets, brutal methods, and ongoing threat […]

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'Justice' Should Be More Than A Fancy Word

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A little over three decades ago, I enrolled in an international law course at Yale Law School taught by the school's former dean, Eugene Rostow, who had been a prominent government official as well as eminent scholar in the field. I was enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn in such a setting. Yet I substituted […]

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