New born babies have never touched plastic, but studies of umbilical cords show its chemical residue can be found in these vessels of life. Plastics have made their way everywhere — from the oceans, to the fish, to inside us.
On the 25th anniversary of the US mission to Somalia that led to the Battle of Mogadishu, a veteran reporter tells how the whole episode was predicated on a lie.
As the nation anxiously awaits the outcome of the Moore-Jones Senate race, a lawsuit says Alabama election procedures violate federal law and public record requirements.
The anti-democratic forces in the US that try to keep Americans from the polls know that voter suppression is a marathon, not a sprint. The Senate race in Alabama is a perfect example.
From the US Supreme Court’s divisive cake case to Australia’s marriage equality bill, a momentous week for the LGBTQ community shows that the fight for equal protection still has a formidable foe in so-called “religious liberty.”
Bill Binney was an NSA analyst whose work was so effective it was shut down. It threatened to derail the gravy train fueled by the kinds of problems he might have solved — including preventing potential terrorist attacks. The contractors and executives riding that train had a motto: “keep the problem going, so the money keeps flowing.”
In the wake of a national tragedy, we often hear politicians insisting the other side not “politicize” the event. Having national debates can be hard, but should there be limitations to what can be discussed and when?
Conservationists thought they were close to saving a species on the brink of extinction — until their plan took a devastating turn.
Was President John F. Kennedy’s mistress killed in an intricate, CIA-conducted operation like something out of the old television series Mission Impossible?
Was there some sort of attack on US embassy personnel in Havana? If so, who stands to gain? Certainly not Cuba. Now a similar incident in another part of the world points to a familiar foe.
US democracy is under attack from foreign and domestic forces. Why is nobody doing anything about it?
North Korea has tested a missile that supposedly can reach any spot in the United States. President Donald Trump says “we will take care of it.” Will the GOP follow its president and threaten military action?
As the Korean War broke out, Donald Nichols was a major American player for the CIA. He helped launch the South Korean Air Force and picked bombing targets in the North. He ended up a non-person, discredited in the eyes of the US government. This is his story.
December 8 is the deadline for working out a budget deal. It is always tough for the two parties to agree on spending. Reaching agreement this year may be particularly challenging, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.
Some Senate Republicans, previously critical of their own party’s controversial tax bill, were silent as they helped move it out of committee to the floor — apparently unmoved by the dozens of protesters who shouted “shame” as they voted.