Bush’s Iron Curtain

In George W. Bush’s America, information control is a priority, privacy rights are a hindrance, and public access is a liability.

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Official Secrets
By Daniel Franklin
January/February 2003
Is the Bush administration using terrorism fears to shield government — and business — from public view?

Document Not Found
By Joni Praded
January/February 2002
Government agencies scramble to take sensitive information off their web sites.

The Fundamental John Ashcroft
By David Corn
March/April 2002
Until Sept. 11, John Ashcroft seemed content to lie low as the Bush administration’s ambassador to the right. But now the attorney general has been reborn-and rooting out terrorists is just the beginning.

The Furor Over TIPS
By George Sanchez
July 17, 2002
Civil libertarians are up in arms, claiming a new Bush administration program would encourage Americans to spy on their neighbors.

Big Brother and the Bookie
By George Anastasia
January/February 2002
How the feds turned top-secret spy technology against the son of a Mafia don — and made a low-level wiseguy into a poster boy for the Fourth Amendment

Up Close and Personal
By Brendan I. Koerner
January/February 2002
High-tech identification devices could produce reams of data on law-abiding citizens — but may be useless in fighting terrorists.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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