See the same link for a sense of the budget requests overall — it suggests some comparatively impressive ax-wielding, but with the savings then squandered on the public security establishment.
The big lesson of global capitalism is that nation states alone cannot do the job — only a new political international has a chance of bridling global capital.
(So, perhaps not an imminent threat?)
As the forces of reaction outpace movements predicated on the ideal of progress, and as traditional norms of political competition are tossed aside, it’s clear that the internet and social media have succeeded in doing what many feared and some hoped they would. They have disrupted and destroyed institutional constraints on what can be said, when and where it can be said and who can say it. …
Gutenberg 2.0 (undeniably?).