The Deep State: it’s not just for Egypt and Turkey anymore

Continuing in the “hey, go read this while I’m working on something else” vein, check out Elias Isquith’s interview at Salon with Mike Lofgren. Lofgren is a former Republican staffer on Capitol Hill who’s just written a book called The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. We… Continue reading The Deep State: it’s not just for Egypt and Turkey anymore

The World’s Only Remaining Stuporpower

There was a piece in the Guardian over the weekend by John Naughton that has really generated some buzz, and rightly so. He’s pushing the media to cover the Snowden leaks for what they say about the internet, rather than “OMG WHERE IS SNOWDEN NOW?” or “OMG GLENN GREENWALD IS A TRAITOR,” which since it… Continue reading The World’s Only Remaining Stuporpower