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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...

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

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Boston Bombing: Rare Opportunity to Hear the Tsarnaev Case in Action

February 20, 2015 by

On Feb. 19, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals heard Dzhohar Tsarnaev’s argument why his trial for the Marathon Bombing should be moved from Boston. Since the media is barred from recording the proceedings in his trial, the oral arguments before the appeals court offer a unique opportunity to actually hear the case in action. Listen in to decide for yourself if the three-judge panel was persuaded by the arguments put forth by both sides.

Boston Bombing Investigation, Rights

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Slim Chance of Moving His Trial from Boston

February 19, 2015 by

Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s multiple attempts to move his trial out of the city he’s accused of traumatizing finally got a hearing at the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. The same court has told him to stay put once, by a vote of 2-1. Thursday’s arguments before the same judges didn’t seem to reveal a change in sentiment. WhoWhatWhy’s Andy Thibault reports.