My favourites/highlights from the post:
“The “originalist” meaning of the U.S. Constitution was in favor of a robust and activist federal government. But few Americans know and understand that history. They have been sold on a false rendition that serves the interests of the rich who understandably don’t want the government to use its taxing powers on behalf of the broader population.”
“A realistic approach to the Middle East also requires finally standing up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”
“The truth is that the neocons and their liberal-hawk allies now control virtually the entire mainstream news media.”
“Yet, the central challenge for a possible political transformation in America rests on reliable information getting to the people, especially given all the sources of misinformation and the many barriers to the truth. That battle – restoring the life-blood of democracy, an informed electorate – remains the challenge of our time.”
The Misinformation Mess
Exclusive:As Americans approach Election Year 2016, the crisis of misinformation is growing more and more dangerous. On issues from foreign policy to the economy, almost none of the candidates in the race appears to be addressing the real world, writes Robert Parry.
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