Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality. Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again. Why have protections for employees been decimated. Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers.
In the days following September 11, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. The decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of utter chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.
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