A new book by former Dept of Justice lawyer Jack Goldsmith reveals a play-by-play account of the White House strategies for expanding executive power following the 9/11 attacks. To be published later this month, Goldsmith's The Terror Presidency
In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded 9/11. Until now, those failures have attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the
Last year, two distinguished political scientists, John J. Mearsheimer, of the Univ. of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, published a 34,000 word article online entitled "The Israel Lobby and U
Now, 50 years on, the tale of disaffected youth struggling to find a place in post-war America is to be re-released in its original form, unedited, cruder and more erotic, and with the real names of Jack Kerouac's traveling companions restored.
“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” is not even in bookstores, but already anxieties have surfaced about the backlash it is stirring, with several institutions backing away from holding events with the authors.
For 15 years, Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has run guns to African warlords and Islamic militants, reaping him hundreds of millions of dollars. So why hasn't the US stopped him? Because we need him.
Today is the 58th anniversary of the publication of 1984, George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a corporatized totalitarian world where “Big Brother” is always watching and where the art of “double-think” is a way of life.
An ex-spy whose unmasking led to the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide is suing the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing it of unconstitutionally interfering with publication of her memoir.
Both supporters and opponents of the Bush adminstration's effort to restart nuclear weapons production agreed that a highly critical report released Tuesday puts pressure on the White House to launch a political offensive to rescue the program or
Lee Iacocca, author of the original business management best-seller, is giving President Bush an "F" in leadership. In a book to be released Tuesday, the former Chrysler CEO -- who supported Bush's first campaign in 2000 but back Kerry
[So it goes.] Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle," has died. He was 84.
“We have people in this country who are richer than whole countries,” Kurt Vonnegut says. “They run everything. We have no Democratic Party. It’s financed by the same millionaires and billionaires as the Republicans. So we have no representatives in
The Republican Party once presented itself – and was even widely thought of – as the party of limited government. Today it is something quite different. Actually, it is many different things.
Twelve-year-old Mark Hoffman disrespects authority, cuts class at every opportunity, and suspects he knows better than nearly every adult in Walton, NY. He is, after all, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the community.
(I asked the author for a copy to read so Powell and I could do a review of the book. I hope it is as good as some friends have said. It would be great to have a fun book to use as a tool to provide youth with the education they aren't getting)
"This book is clear, crisp and compelling. After reading it you will wonder what is holding up the process. Holtzman's expertise and experience shows. The historical perspective is enlightening and the legal arguments are airtight."
The right wing in America likes to think that the US government was, at its inception, highly religious, specifically highly Christian, and even more specifically highly biblical. That was not true of that government or any later government—until 200
How right wing administrations are destroying democracy and the middle class in the US
An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, publishers announced. Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on "The Children of Hurin," an epic tale h
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?
Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse
This book is a cross between Dr. Seuss and Ayn's Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Inside is the story of a right friendly land, Where people were quick to lend a free hand.With the best of intentions they passed many laws, To fix what they felt were q
I started to become politically aware at a time when government lies and abuses were roiling the nation and the world. I was in high school as the Vietnam War was coming to an end—and this was the same time that Nixon imposed wage and price controls
Why are groups like the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers – groups whose members are obviously powerful with connections to wealth and political influence – never the subject of the evening news?
The Prometheus Hall of Fame Award is designed to honor classic libertarian fiction. The prize for both the Prometheus and the Hall of Fame awards is a gold coin, representing free trade and free minds, mounted on an engraved plaque.
Now imagine you're a wealthy, talented former rock star, a man of education, accomplishment, physical prowess, and high ideals who's had enough, who's decided it's payback time