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In her closing argument, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney Judy Clarke told the jury they could “check off” some of the sections of the verdict slip.
Boston Bombing Investigation

Read Boston Jury’s Life or Death Form

May 14, 2015 by

The Boston Marathon Bombing trial jury is currently deliberating the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Click here to read the form the jury must complete in rendering its verdict on appropriate punishment.

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Deep Politics

Out-of-Control FBI to Former Head of 9/11 Investigation: Butt out!

April 27, 2015 by

The FBI doesn’t want anyone looking into new evidence of Saudi-9/11 ties. Why? And why would it have the temerity to tell a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to butt out? If you don’t find this alarming, check your pulse.

Why were the Tsarnaev brothers in this surveillance video?
Boston Bombing Investigation

Why We Fight With the Pen

April 7, 2015 by

The Boston Marathon bombing and trial has not been covered responsibly by the media, which has allowed the case to proceed and the trial to near its end with many important questions unanswered and unexplored.

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Deep Politics, War & Peace

New FBI Tactic Hints at Big DC Cover-up of Saudi 9/11 Funding

April 2, 2015 by

The FBI is disowning an explosive internal report—which ties the 9/11 hijackers to some highly connected Saudis. Just what is going on here? Russ Baker looks at the Deep Politics in play as Cover-up Central goes into overdrive.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev surrenders. (Handout)
Boston Bombing Investigation

As Tsarnaev Trial Starts, a Journey into the “Known Unknowns” Begins

March 4, 2015 by

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may turn out to be one of the strangest in history. The main story doesn’t make much sense, yet nearly all mainstream accounts suggest there is nothing more to be learned about the Boston Marathon bombing. Russ Baker ruminates on the “known unknowns” that await resolution.

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Media Fail, Presidential Election

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

February 18, 2015 by

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 big media appears to think we’re all dunces.

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Deep Politics, Media Fail

Explosive Saudi 9/11 Evidence Still Ignored By Media

February 6, 2015 by

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 until the Sept. 11 attacks. There may be some question about whether Moussaoui is telling the truth, but there’s plenty of evidence out there that the mainstream media has ignored for years. Russ Baker investigates.

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Deep Politics, The Odd

The Lost and “Found ID” Oddity in Terror Cases—Stupid or Sinister?

February 1, 2015 by

Committing an assassination? Carrying out a terrorist attack? Tradecraft usually dictates leaving your ID back at the hideout. So how come so many suspects keep dropping them at the scene of the crime?

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Boston Bombing Investigation, Deep Politics, Featured, Surveillance State

Paris and Boston: That Other, Missing, Comparison

January 8, 2015 by

The attack on a Paris magazine by apparent Islamists prompted some in the media to compare it with the Boston Marathon Bombing. Russ Baker looks at a crucial similarity between the cases that’s missing from other accounts: the fact the security apparatus knew the alleged perpetrators very well.

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Boston Bombing Investigation, Deep Politics, Our Investigations, Police State

The Boston Bombing Trial Starts, But Answers Aren’t on the Docket

January 5, 2015 by

The trial of accused Boston Marathon Bombing co-conspirator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is starting, but answers about what really happened aren’t likely to be on the docket.

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Big Money, Media Fail

MediaFail: The Sony Hack, North Korea and Tales Swallowed Whole

January 2, 2015 by

It’s “Morning Again in America,” and the new year is dawning with some hopeful signs of skepticism from people with a platform. Russ Baker looks at the rising tide of voices that aren’t swallowing the official story about the Sony hack.

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December 29, 2014 by

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Politics, Threats to Democracy, War & Peace

Our Most Important Stories in 2014

December 23, 2014 by

Here’s a hand-picked collection of our best journalism this year. We hope it arms you with the power of information, and inspires you into the new year.

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December 21, 2014 by

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Deep Politics, Rights, Threats to Democracy, War & Peace

Torturing the Truth: Why the CIA Report Won’t Change Anything

December 10, 2014 by

The CIA torture report is as grim as can be imagined, and damning enough proof to change things. But it won’t.