Journalist Scott Horton explains how America’s national security apparatus bypassed the democratic process and moved into the shadows.
Scott is author of the new book Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare.
Attorney Flint Taylor delivers a history lesson in racism, brutality and law enforcement.
Flint wrote the piece Blood On Their Hands: The Racist History of Modern Police Unions for In These Times.
Economist Yanis Varoufakis challenges dominant narratives about the Euro crisis, Greek economics and austerity’s exuberant debt.
Yanis is a Greek economist running for office, which he explains in his blog post Why I am running for a parliamentary seat on SYRIZA’s ticket.
The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talks about diminishing cool, lawsuits, kerning and other brewery ingredients.
Writer Johann Hari uncovers stories from a century of prohibition, from social scientists and lab rats, to Billie Holiday and her stalker – the forgotten architect of America’s war on drugs.
Johann’s new book is Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.
Jeff Dorchen browses the Papal catalogue, and loses his mind somewhere between Anwar Sadat’s yacht and Arnold Ziffel’s whiffle ball bat.