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As the saying goes: An informed populace is vital to a thriving democracy. And because the mainstream corporate news media are, for the most part, no longer performing this function, people have been turning elsewhere, such as documentary films and, of course, the internet. In addition to websites and blogsites, there is actually a thriving information exchange occurring on MySpace. For those willing to seek it out, there are some excellent political pages there run by conscientious individuals seeking to educate and be educated. One of the best, one that is daily sharing enormous amounts of information and insights — and actually opening and changing minds — is Corporations Ate My Baby. Hear an interview with the mysterious L.A.-based man behind this page.
The news website RawStory.com is in the midst of a shocking five part story called The Permanent Republican Majority. This series deals with the state of Alabama and allegations and evidence of election fraud, the framing of an innocent man, a kangaroo court, serious corruption and political dirty tricks. Though this story takes place in the heart of the deep South, its connections to Washington and the Bush Administration are also deep. Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales and the “U.S. attorneys firing scandal” all figure in to this ugly drama. Hear an interview with the investigative reporter behind The Permanent Republican Majority series and the Managing Editor for Investigative News at Raw Story, Larisa Alexandrovna. Ms. Alexandrovna's work has also been featured at Alternet and The Huffington Post and been referenced at most major news outlets.