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How Al-Qaeda Uses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to Recruit Jihadists
World  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, violence, al Qaeda )

- 2611 days ago -
he documents captured in last year's raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal al-Qaeda's intent to keep its propaganda focus on Western double standards and Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians. One internal document, criticizing mistakes made in al-Qaeda
RNC Outsourcing Robocalls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, economy, dishonesty, RNC, Offshoring, hypocrisy )

- 2635 days ago -
The Republican National Committee on Thursday stepped up its assault on President Barack Obama in advance of his campaign formal kick off Saturday in Ohio and Virginia--hitting him on "high unemployment" in the U.S. as the RNC used a Philippine firm for t
Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful?
Society & Culture  (tags: conservatives, liberals, brain science, fear )

- 2637 days ago -
Research suggests that conservatives are, on average, more susceptible to fear than those who identify themselves as liberals. Looking at MRIs of a large sample of young adults last year, researchers at University College London discovered that "greater c
The 25 Sugar Daddies Funding the GOP Candidates
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, republicans, campaign funding, politics, propaganda )

- 2646 days ago -
Whatever else happens in 2012, it will go down as the Year of the Sugar Daddy. Inflamed by Obama-hatred, awash in self-pity, and empowered by myriad indulgent court and Federal Election Commission rulings, an outsize posse of superrich white men will spen
A Ron Paul and Ayn Rand America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, social security, politics, republicans, healthcare, economy, Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan, Milton Friedman )

- 2673 days ago -
The shape of a future Objectivist world has been a matter of public record for the past half century, since Ayn Rand, the Brandens, Alan Greenspan, and other Objectivist theoreticians began to set down their views in Objectivist newsletters. Ron Paul is s
Occupy! And Make Them Do It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, movements, communications, news, politics )

- 2683 days ago -
When protest movements emerge, the price of appeasement by the establishment can rise dramatically. Protest movements raise the sharp issues that vague rhetoric is intended to avoid, and the urgency of the movement breaks the monopoly on political communi
Undercover Boss and the Decline of Working Dignity in America
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, work, workers' rights, worker respect, worker exploitation, ignorance, tokenism )

- 2683 days ago -
And I'm thinking: this is really poignant, yet pathetic: this is the story of the working class today. Dependent upon the kindness of strangers (nobody EVER recognizes the boss--they usually don't recognize him even after he takes off his disguise).
10 Ways to Tel Kony 2012 Is Phony
World  (tags: africa, children, humanrights, dishonesty, PR Spin, opportunism, corporate PR )

- 2683 days ago -
Kony 2012 is a corporate-style PR and psy-ops campaign, a cynical hoax engineered to justify US and Western military intervention to control the incredibly lucrative oil, mineral, water and strategic resources of the heart of Africa.
How the Right's Smear Machine Started
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: constitution, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, republicans, politics, Nixon, Watergate, Paris Peace Talks, Treason )

- 2691 days ago -
Americans often wonder how political process got so unspeakably nasty and why conservatives insist that they are the real victims. This destructive and whiny dynamic has existed at least since the late 60s. The American Right came to believe that the "lib
Another Homeless Mother Arrested for Trying to Enroll Her Child in a Decent School
Society & Culture  (tags: education, ethics, family, children, law, discrimination, abuse )

- 2692 days ago -
Convicted of larceny for improperly enrolling her son in school, a mother now faces 12 years behind bars. What do poverty and racism have to do with her conviction? Everything. The Bridgeport public schools spend around half the amount Norwalk spends per
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