As America battles a crippled economy and high unemployment, its superpower status seems to be ever more fragile. Meanwhile, China’s economy and military continue to grow at an amazing rate – and some US politicians say America is to blame.
The readiness of the internet community to self organize for mass protests against censorship and online privacy curtailment has taken US legislators aback, believes Trevor Timm, web freedom activist from the Electronic Frontier foundation.
The US's Guantanamo Bay is marking its 10th anniversary, despite Obama’s repeated promises to close the infamous prison. Human rights groups and the inmates themselves are organizing events to mark the occasion and respond to the broken promises.
The mainstream media was thrown into a tailspin after an independent trader revealed how the world of big money and politics looks from the inside. But why were Alessio Rastani’s revelations come as such a surprise?
Capitol Hill's cash may be scarce, but there will be no dipping into what is the world's biggest military budget. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave law-makers a firm ‘hands off’ and said cuts should come from Medicare and social services instead.
Recent polls show the number of journalism roles in the US is shrinking, in direct contrast to the expanding public relations industry. As newspapers across the country close, professional journalists are being picked up by the PR machine.