America’s Descent Into Madness: America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War. —John le Carré
We Are All Aboard the Pequod: Chris Hedges; An Interesting Article on Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" as a metaphor for life in American Society, @ This Link: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/we_are_all_aboard_the_pequod_20130707/ ; 8/3/2013.
Robert Scheer: Obama Did It for the Money - Truthdig --The love fest between Barack Obama and his top fundraiser Penny Pritzker that has led to her being nominated as Commerce secretary would not be so unseemly if they both just confessed that they did it for the money. Her money, not his, financed his rise to the White House from less promising days back in Chicago.
The title, “Globalizing Torture,” says it all. This meticulous accounting of the network of torture chambers that the United States has authorized in more than 54 nations is a damning indictment that should make all of us in this country cringe with shame.