Capitalism and Empire

Michael Parenti and Philip Giraldi


Michael Parenti and Philip Giraldi on Capitalism and Empire.

A Caesar In Our Future?

By Paul Craig Roberts

What Happens If The Shutdown Causes The Treasury To Run Out Of Money.

The Supreme Court May Turn America into an Oligarchy: Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Stephen C. Webster

"We are living in a society where a handful of people with incredible sums of money, folks like the Koch brothers and others, are undermining what this democracy is supposed to be about."

Oligarchs, Demagogues, and Mass Revolts against Democracy

By James Petras

When the oligarchs 'stage-manage' mass revolts and takeover the regime, the big losers include the democratic electorate and most of the protestors.

The *Iron-fisted Kleptocratic Financial Oligarchy*: 95% Income Growth Goes to the 1%


Hudson sees a parasitic financial industry that looks only to determine how much wealth it can extract via fees, interest income, and tax breaks, rather than providing capital to increase.


The Man Who Predicted (in 1899) What America Would Become


Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown

The Folly of Empire

Chicago Communities Fight Back Against Koch Brothers 'Petcoke' Pollution

To Defeat Oligarchy, I Would Run for President


Mitch McConnell Wants America to Be an Oligarchy

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: While the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in the campaign finance case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent over his handpicked lawyer, Bobby Burchfield, who asked the court s nine justices to scrap all limits on the amount of donations an individual can make to candidates during an election cycle.

The Koch Brothers' "Samson Option"

Robert Parry, Consortium News: What we are watching now is what might be called the Koch brothers' "Samson Option", pulling down the temple to destroy their enemies even if doing so is also destructive to them and their fortunes.

Citizens United Lurks Behind Supreme Court s Latest Money-in-Politics Case

Brendan Fischer, PRWatch: The McCutcheon v. FEC case provides a good example of how advocates and the court's "conservative" justices have methodically laid the groundwork for dismantling campaign finance laws.

The Tea Party Republicans' Biggest Mistake: Confusing Government with Our System of Government

Robert Reich, Robert Reich s Blog: "The radicals who tried to hijack America didn t understand one very basic thing. While most Americans don t like big government, Americans revere our system of government. That's why even though a majority disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, a majority also disapprove of Republican tactics for repealing or delaying it," writes Reich.

A Field Guide to the Koch Behind the Near Government Default

Mary Bottari, PR Watch: With the government shutdown causing GOP ratings to plummet, the Koch brothers are working hard to shield themselves from the media damage even though they have bankrolled nearly every group working against the Affordable Care Act, including many behind the shutdown.


US has been fighting 'the wrong war, with the wrong tactics, against the wrong enemy'


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