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The State of the Deep State

The monster in America’s closet
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:43 AM

We’ve been hearing a lot about the so-called Deep State lately. What to make of this shadowy monster? Some observers link it to the paranoid fantasy called the New World Order, a staple of political talk radio (and a hobgoblin I don’t believe in). 

I like to say that I’m allergic to conspiracy theories because human beings are generally too inept to carry out schemes at the grand scale, as well as being poor secret-keepers. Insider knowledge is almost always swapped around, even in secretive organizations, often recklessly so, because doling it out confers status, tactical advantage, and sometimes money for the doler-outer. But the Deep State isn’t a secret. It operates in plain sight. » Read more

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Daily Digest 3/19 - Detroit And Cyprus Offer Budget Lessons, Is The "Buy to Rent" Party Over?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:06 PM
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  • Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water
  • Mike Holmes: Water makes the world go around