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The GOP’s “Hunger Games” vision of America

<b>Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate/Murray Close)</b><p>Cutting food stamps and sabotaging Obamacare aren’t irrational – they’re part of the 1 percent’s all-out class war<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 21, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>American conservatives love to attack anyone who raises the issue of …

5 acts of terror by people we chose to protect us

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Forget radical Islam. Our greatest threat is our own corporate/military/political complex<p>Paul Buchheit<p>September 10, 2013 12:05pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor …

Calendar working against Obama

On the short list of seemingly intractable obstacles to President Barack Obama’s Syria plans: a war-weary nation, the feckless United Nations — and the Gregorian calendar.<p>From the beginning, Obama’s recent Syria push has been hobbled by the calendar — and the scheduling snarls only get worse from …

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NSA Subverts Most Encryption, Works With Tech Organizations For Back-Door Access, Report Says

The National Security Agency’s most wanted man and newly minted Russian resident, Edward Snowden, has revealed new details about the ability of intelligence agencies to crack supposedly secret communications.<p>“The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using …

BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process

BP is fighting the settlement it agreed to last summer that let the oil company avoid thousands of potential lawsuits over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.<p>Just after the spill, when oil was still gushing into the Gulf, BP touted the $20 billion it set aside for claims. But now it says the claim …

UN: press should not be 'intimidated into silence' over state secrets

Two senior UN representatives have warned the British government that the protection of state secrets must not be used as an excuse to "intimidate the press into silence" following the detention of David Miranda under the Terrorism Act.<p>Frank La Rue, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of …

Facebook’s share of digital advertising growing fast, thanks to mobile

Facebook (s FB) will nearly triple its share of global mobile advertising in 2013 compared to 2012, according to research firm eMarketer. They …

Twitter and New York Times still patchy as registrar admits SEA hack

Twitter's inline image service remains out of action hours after the site's domain name server (DNS) record was hacked, apparently by the hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), as part of a cyber-attack against the registrar for sites including the New York Times.<p>Images and some avatars posted …

Wall Street’s greatest enemy: The man who knows too much

<b>Michael Winston (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him<p>David Dayen<p>August 28, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York …

6 horrifying facts about the rich

<b>Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer (Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer)</b><p>It’s not just the 1 percent that’s wreaking havoc on our economy<p>Paul Buchheit<p>August 28, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1 …