A lingering Manhattan Project mystery is still buried at New York’s Great Kill Park. Photo credit:  National Park Service

Last Secret of the Atom Bomb

The search for a dirty-bomb in New York City has uncovered a history of radioactive contamination… and a lingering mystery from the Manhattan Project.

Dark Money, Oily Games & The Other Iran: June 29, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Paid Not to Drill? Not So Fast By Carmelo Ruiz In 2010, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa became the first national leader in the world to rule out drilling for oil in a major petroleum field for ecological reasons. Less than five years later, however, he has backtracked on his promise, and the Read More

Congress recently passed a new bill that will ensure that “dark money” in elections will remain shrouded in secrecy.

Keeping Dark Money in the Shadows

With the Supreme Court knocking down regulations with a wrecking ball, the FEC out of commission, and an election heating up that will likely redefine the term “big money,” there are few avenues left for regulation of American elections. And now, Congress is set to close one off.On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee passed Read More

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has worked very hard to cultivate an international public image as defender of the rainforest. But several local civil society and environmental organizations beg to differ. Photo Credit: Cancillería del Ecuador  / Flickr

Paid Not to Drill? Not So Fast

In 2010, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa became the first national leader in the world to rule out drilling for oil in a major petroleum field for ecological reasons. Less than five years later, however, he has backtracked on his promise, and the future of the environmentally important Yasuni National Park is up in the air, as the debate rages on.

Push-Button War, Corporate Rule & A Really Big Bomb‏: June 26, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy RadioWhoWhatWhy: Push-Button Warfare By Jeff Schechtman As countries launch cyber attacks on each other constantly, online soldiers are becoming increasingly important to militaries around the world. Surprising Facts About Who Threatens Our Safety the Most—Recommended Reading By Maria Adelmann Despite the media’s overwhelming coverage of foreign terrorism, there’s a much bigger Read More

The Outfoxed Media, Folly In Iraq & Obama’s Secret Orders‏: June 25, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Classic WHY: Just Asking—Media Outfoxed on Spate of Bizarre Shootings? By Russ Baker In the wake of the Charleston shootings, it’s worth revisiting this discussion about how—and why—the media discourages deeper scrutiny of violence in the US. WHO Obama’s Health Care Legacy Sealed The Roberts Court has spoken and the President’s Read More

Manipulated Elections, Homegrown Radicals & Mass Extinction: June 24, 2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Baker on Jeb! and Michael Hastings’ Mysterious Death By Russ Baker Russ Baker back on with popular Denver radio host Peter Boyles, talking about Jeb Bush dropping his last name for campaign purposes—and the mysterious, fiery death two years ago of journalist Michael Hastings. Statistician: Data Point to “Multiple Agents” Manipulating Read More

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