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MediaFail: Jeb Bush, the Media, and the Public as Dunce

WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker weighs in on an early salvo in the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign, fired off in disguise as journalism. See why the...

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The Radical Experiment in Democracy That Defeated the Islamic State in Syria

The American allies that beat back a five-month Islamic State onslaught on the Syria-Turkey border are running a bold experiment in democracy started by …...

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Explosive Saudi 9/11 Evidence Still Ignored By Media

Zacarias Moussaoui, the al Qaeda operative dubbed the "20th hijacker," has given explosive testimony alleging substantial Saudi royal family support for al Qaeda right up...

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Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer

As the defining domestic national security event since 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. Although...

Boston Bombing Investigation, Rights, Threats to Democracy

Tsarnaev Loses Bid to Move Trial; Dissenting Judge Excoriates Majority

March 2, 2015 by

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unsurprisingly lost his second appellate bid to move his trial by a vote of 2-1. But dissenting Judge Juan R. Torruella issued a scathing opinion, arguing that the refusal by both the trial and appeals courts to move the case were abuses of discretion. Further, he argued that if Tsarnaev’s case couldn’t prove overwhelming pretrial prejudice, no case could. Read on for more highlights from the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals opinion.

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Net Neutrality, Smart Nukes & Oil in Gaza‏: Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 by

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Net Neutrality: Victory for the People or One Set of Companies Over Another? — by Joseph L. Flatley The FCC defied cynics by preserving Net Neutrality, resisting pressure from big telecom providers to give them greater control over the Internet. But is all the cheering about people power masking a risky marriage Read More

Door to a contaminated area in the T Plant at the Hanford Reach National Monument. By Paul DeRienzo.

America’s Radioactive National Park

February 25, 2015 by

Tucked away in last year’s defense bill is a measure establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. It encompasses three sites crucial to America’s wartime entry to the atomic age. Is the new park a monument to death or glorious victory? Paul DeRienzo went to one of the sites to find out.

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America’s Exceptions, Boston’s Guiltmongers & Portland’s Police State‏: Feb. 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 by

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy MEDIA FAIL: Watch Boston Media Admit Bias Against Tsarnaev by Lara Turner Several mainstream media reporters in Boston admitted that they don’t see the need to use the word “alleged” when talking about Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial is merely a formality, and so are journalistic ethics, apparently. Lara Read More