WikiLeaks II: Tribal Water Rights in Question, Again

and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

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All research is political, all politics is research(ed).

Of course, everyone–on all sides of the political spectrum–wants us to believe otherwise. That their research is politically neutral because it is scientific; that their knowledge is unbiased because it is acultural; that their claims to truth are free from religious prejudice. And that it is everyone else who is bogged down with the weight of political interest, cultural blindspots, and faith. This is the nonsense of power.

As reported by WikiLeaksthe Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a prima facie case in point. It is institutionally located within the Library of Congress as the “bipartisan” or “nonpartisan” and otherwise confidential “think tank” of the U.S. Congress. It is linked to the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accounting Office with the significant difference being that its “reports” — as if apolitically requested and produced — are kept confidential, distributed first to…

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