Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Episode #2

Did we just finish Mainstream Media Malpractice Week? We examine the media’s premature projection of Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee. We report on the FBI’s expanding use of paid informants in “domestic terrorism” cases, like the recent convictions in Minneapolis; and the FBI’s push for expanded powers to monitor internet activity. We examine NY Gov. […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 36

The Public Relations of Political Awakening The modern industrial democracy requires modern techniques of propaganda in order to function. This was the belief – both articulated and implemented – by the elite in the early 20th century. Out of this belief grew the functions of modern state-capitalist democracies, the public relations industry, and consumer society, […]

The Poisoned Well & The Mainstream Poisoned-Water-Bearers

And Now it Boils Down to Drink or Not To Drink Once upon a time an evil witch visits a kingdom and poisons the central well with a potion that drives people mad. The next morning all who drink from that well go crazy. The king, however, knew about this in advance, and didn’t drink […]

US Politics & the Myth of the Pendulum Swing

Pacified & Lulled, Still Waiting for the Pendulum to Swing It was a rainy April day in 2004, and I was in the office of one of my professors at the university’s Public Policy Graduate Department. I was having one of those defeated and disillusioned moments that kept recurring during that time period. I think […]

‘Kosher’ Schakowsky: Still AIPAC’s Number One Darling

Fierce Competition Between Two Jewish Candidates in Chicago According to the latest reports the degree of allegiance to Israel and its lobby has taken center stage in two Chicago election campaigns for a congressional seat. As far as the two candidates, the incumbent Jan Schakowsky and the Republican Joel Pollak, are concerned, this race and […]

Taking Back Our Government: Jury Duty For All?

 A Manifesto For Real Representative Government The Electoral College shall be abolished. Article 1, Section 2, Clause 1; Article 1, Section 3, Clause 1 and Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 shall be amended to provide for random computer  selection of all Federal Elective offices from Internal Revenue Service tax rolls of citizens within the […]

Podcast Show #12

The Boiling Frogs Presents Joe Lauria Joe Lauria relates the latest developments in the United Nations, including the controversies involving the elections in Afghanistan, the removal of Peter Galbraith, and the liability of having an American as the second man in office. He discusses the recent UN report on the Taliban’s funding, including heroin related […]