Most of what matters in American political life is nowhere to be found in its national election debates. Penal policies vividly illustrate this point. America imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation on earth by far, including countries with far greater populations. As the New York Times reported in April 2008: "The United States has less than 5% of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners." MORE...
Monday, October 08, 2012
Greenwald: "The US presidential debates' illusion of political choice"
Glenn Greenwald (Guardian UK):