USA PATRIOT is up for renewal
again. Tim Nichols of the Independent Examiner reports that "nobody notices" as Mike Rogers (R-MI) floats the renewal
. As we noted last year
during another quiet renewal, this is not the first time the Obama administration has been confronted with the idea. While groups as disparate as the Cato Institute
and the Randolph Bourne Institute
speak out against the possibility, mainstream media sources seem uninterested
"Like the dotcom bubble, the disaster bubble is inflating in an ad-hoc and chaotic fashion."
Journalist Naomi Klein discusses how corporations and governments are working together more closely than ever, using the mandate of catastrophe
— whether natural or man-made — to further concentrate power in fewer hands, with less oversight: from illegal sales of American police technology
to China to avert hypothetical tragedies during the Beijing Olympics, to the privatization of water supplies
in post-tsunami Sri Lanka.
Why is C-Span downplaying the 9/11 Hearings?
I don't even get C-Span 3 with my cable company. Is this a pattern?