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Thom Hartmann talks with Marcy Wheeler, Independent journalist specializing in national security and civil liberties.

The problem, it seems, is that most Americans don’t know what socialism is. On the other hand, as John Nicols wrote for The Nation this week, more Americans trust socialism than capitalism – by 12 points. Source.

Watch the latest video at A federal watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that a recent covert audit of U.S. airports found layers of security were “simply missing,” in the latest undercover investigation to expose gaps in Transportation Security Administration procedures. The findings were revealed by Department of Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth during a House hearing on TSA problems where new Administrator Peter Neffenger also testified on what he’s doing to fix them. Roth said the tests by federal auditors found “troubling” problems related to technology, procedures and human error at security checkpoints. […]

The text of the TPP has finally been released to the public – and it’s even worse than we thought. “The TPP is a disaster for jobs, and environment and our democracy. It is the latest stage in the corporate capture of our society,” said Nick Dearden, executive director of Global Justice Now, in response to the full text. The enormous so-called “free trade” deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations, he continued, “has less to do with selling more goods, than with rewriting the rules of the global economy is favor of big business. Like […]


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