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Behind the technological veil, behind the political veil of democracy, reality shows itself: the universal servitude, the loss of human dignity in prefabricated freedom of choice”

-Herbert Marcuse “Konterrevolution and Revolte”

McClure’s Revenge, A Homage

McClure’s Revenge pays homage to one of the original and most influential muckraking publications, McClure’s Magazine. We hope to continue their work and instill the muckraking spirit in everyone. McClure’s Magazine was founded by Samuel McClure in 1893 and by 1902 it had become one of the top muckraking magazines in the United States. Its…

Think Tanks: A Danger to Democracy

In the United States the power of the people is slowly slipping away into the hands of the ultra-rich and special interest groups. As a result, political policy is guided less and less by the masses and more by the few individuals that hold the nation’s wealth. With the utilization of political think tanks, lobbyist…

The National Endowment for Democracy Promotes Anything but Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy is widely considered to be a Non-Government Organization (NGO). The thing that makes this NGO special is that it receives most of its funding from the United States government. An organization that receives most of its $200 million dollar budget from the government shouldn’t be considered a Non-Government Organization. The…

What the War Machine Could Buy

In 2020 the U.S Government spent approximately $934 billion on the military. Of that, about $720 billion was utilized by the Department of Defense (DOD). These are extremely disproportionate numbers when compared to other national expenditures. The funds spent on the seemingly endless war machine have the potential to replace death and destruction with peace…

Abolish the C.I.A

Is There Anything More Insidious Than The C.I.A? The world really took a turn for the worse when the C.I.A was established in 1947. Practically everything they’ve done since then has been classified. We can never truly know how much tax money even goes to the C.I.A because… you guessed it, its classified. They take…

Prison Labor, An Abuse

In America there are roughly 2.3 million people incarcerated. That equates to about 698 people per 100,000 that are jailed right now. Convictions span across the board along with varying levels of sentences. There are several issues at hand when it comes to mass incarceration but one glaring problem is the abuse of the prison…

Wealth: A Disproportion

Wealth inequality in the United States has entered larger than ever disproportions. Wages are stagnating while the cost of living steadily climbs and many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Federal programs, like the minimum wage, are put into place to help combat poverty and guarantee individuals’ livable wages but it…

18 Times the Government Used The Espionage Act to Destroy Democracy

Since the Espionage Act was passed in 1917, the government has used it to bully journalists, and silence anti-war activists. Yes, there have been spies within the government who have been rightfully convicted of espionage, but let’s not overlook obvious cases of abuse. The Espionage Act limits our freedom of speech. Anybody who poses a…

Remember When Cable News was Civilized?

Remember when cable news was civilized? Yeah, me neither, but from what I hear television news used to be fact based rather than sensationalized. Political commentary was about healthy debate, rather than juvenile tribalism. Today, it’s all about defending the corporate faction you are paid to defend. Truth has gone out the window. The corporate…

Americas Revolving Door

In the political stratosphere the term “revolving- door” is synonymous with an individual who made the switch from government into private sector employment as a lobbyist. Corporations, especially, are fond of employing lobbyists that have had a previous tenure in politics. This leverage allows the corporation to garner support in government, with the help of…

The Council To Reopen America: A Reality

In the ensuing wake of a pandemic the current administration has sought to implement countermeasures to regain societal normalcy. On April 14th, the Trump administration announced that it will be launching “The Council to Re-Open America”. Officials also released the names of seven potential members, each unique in their skill set and ability to deal…

The Teller Amendment: Foreign Policy Blunder and a Stroke Of Pure Evil

It’s easy to look at America’s foreign policy blunders of the last 20 years and think all our problems have started recently. Its important to note that America has made horrible foreign policy decisions for over a century. Dominating weaker countries for resources is an American tradition as sacred as fireworks on the 4th of…


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