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Publish, Punish, and Pardon Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State

Pratap Chatterjee TomDispatch
At this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do, if not to hamper Trump's ability to create global mayhem, then at least to set the record straight before he leaves the White House? Unfortunately, the answer is: far less than we might like, but as it happens, there are still some powers a president has that are irreversible by their very nature. Here are nine recommendations for action by the president in his last 40 days.

Four Points about the 1971 FBI Break-In

Glenn Greenwald Greenwald Side Docs
It's easy to praise people who challenge governments of the distant past, and much harder to do so for those who challenge those who wield actual power today.

Tidbits - October 17, 2013

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