James Huang

Interstate Highway System

June 29

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is ‘Frexit’ Next for EU?, Trump’s Pivot Left, Obama’s Possible Conflict of Interest, and More Picks

US Air Force Pilot Scott O’Grady

June 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanders’ Antidote to Right-Wing Extremism, TPP Expected to Have Last-Minute Push, Killing of Pregnant Afghan Woman ‘OK’d’ by Pentagon, and More Picks

The Secret Service’s Open-Door Policy

Reading Time: 16 minutes The Secret Service cordon around President Obama is looking more like a sieve after two security breaches in as many days. The most serious one involved a former soldier getting into the front door. He’d already been stopped outside the White House a month before—carrying a hatchet. Is he another “lone nut” to be dismissed reflexively or a sign of something else?

RadioWHO: Russ Baker on Chicago’s Stocks and Jocks Radio

Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker talks with Stocks and Jocks radio’s Kevin Riordan and Kathy Dervin about how the brewing Iraq crisis should be no surprise to anyone—least of all the government. Tune in to the wide-ranging interview to hear Russ go deep on topics like the JFK assassination, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the pattern that ties all American wars together

The “Other Guy” is not Stupid

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s time for some Monday morning philosophy, and a question: Do you find yourself occasionally doubting the intelligence of your political opposites? You wouldn’t be unusual—but you may also be wrong. In a world that spits political bombast like chewing tobacco, is it possible that the “other guy” is as helpful as you are?