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Michael Brenner – America’s Self-Destructive Obsessions

Captain Ahab’s obsessive hunt for Moby Dick was driven by the thirst for revenge. The great white whale had maimed Ahab – in soul as well as body. Ahab was consumed by the passion to restore his sense of self, and make himself whole again, by killing his nemesis – a compulsion that his wooden leg never lets weaken. America’s …

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John Atcheson – Put Away the Fireworks… You Don’t Live in a Democracy Anymore

Within the last 30 years, while we’ve chased bogeymen overseas and here at home, our Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished. No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien flag was raised above our lands. Not a single shot was fired by our …

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JOSEPH A. P. WILSON – DECODING SCALIA’S SECRET HUNTING SOCIETY, FROM JÄGERMEISTER TO MEDIEVAL HERESY TO BUDDHIST LEGEND

The media is abuzz this week with the revelation that Justice Antonin Scalia died while on a hunting expedition with several prominent members of a 300-year-old Bohemian secret society, the Order of St. Hubertus. The owner of the hunting lodge where he passed away is a prominent member of this order, as was Scalia’s traveling companion. The order’s motto “Deum Diligite …

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Greg Palast – Scalia’s Black Beemer

It was one of our team’s weirder investigative discoveries: The recently departed Justice Antonin Scalia– aleha hashalom— in 2011, was ticketed for recklessly driving his black BMW. To his family, I offer condolences. To my readers, I offer the facts. A man’s soul must be laid to rest, but history must not be buried as well, especially now that the Justice’s …

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Leid Stories – 11.03.15

Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Just where are we on the political map? How does our political thinking or philosophy square with our choices and actions?

Leid Stories focuses on these and related questions in addressing the broader issue of the readiness and effectiveness of opposition to a well organized, heavy-handed right-wing onslaught.