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What is Enlightenment when the State is Schizophrenic? It’s The Jewish Question!

What is Enlightenment when the State is Schizophrenic? It’s The Jewish Question!

The New York Times reports on a complicated Supreme Court case involving the First Amendment rights of a public employee in Alabama (h/t Mark Ames). The case boils down to this: Edward Lane, a state employee, was subpoenaed to testify at a federal trial about the corruption of another state employee. As a result of his testimony, Lane was fired… Read more →

Inequality, belief and elections in India

Inequality, belief and elections in India

Indian polling officials check electronic voting machines before they are distributed to polling stations (EPA/Sanjeev Gupta) India goes to the polls this month in the world’s largest election. Voting is staggered, with 814 million voters casting ballots on nine polling days over six weeks. The final tally will be announced on May 16, but all signs already point to a… Read more →

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

  With U.S. inequality at its highest point since 1928 and Wall Street bonuses hitting pre-2008 levels, we look at the 100-year history of secret collusion between Washington and the financial industry. In her new book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power,” financial journalist Nomi Prins explores how a small number of bankers have played… Read more →

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