As we saw in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and now in the aftermath of ISIL’s attacks in Paris, governments respond to these heinous terrorist operations with legislative efforts that seek to restore a sense of security by increasing government surveillance powers. Here in the U.S., we are...
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The Descent Into Madness, Part II
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
The roots of our nation's current descent into madness can be traced back to a series of unresolved catastrophic traumas Americans experienced during the Bush Administration. In the short span of 8 years, we suffered a collective loss of confidence in American leadership, in the ability of government to perform its most basic functions, and in the very essence of the American Dream. Read more
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