Reading Time: 5 minutes The United States and Russia both recognize that chemical and biological weapons are too dangerous for any government to possess — including themselves. Why are nuclear weapons an exception?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Only one state in the US allows voters to rank their candidates for federal and state elections. But enthusiasm for the system is growing nationally. Could, and should, this be the voting system of the future?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent New York Times op-ed by an anonymous high-level administration official bemoans the dangers of President Donald Trump. But the ideology of this self-described “resistance” member may be even worse: it masks itself as “sanity” — while promoting some of the same dangerous policies.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018 has been a good year for marijuana legalization. And it may only be getting better come November.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Computers are like a black box — we don’t really know what they’re up to inside. A series of recently discovered vulnerabilities only drives home the point, and further calls into question the US’s reliance on electronic voting systems.
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of America’s largest voting-machine companies admits to pre-installing vulnerable remote-access software on some of its sensitive election equipment sold to states and counties.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA director. Because three Republicans opposed her, some Democrats were needed to get the necessary votes. In the end, six of them voted with the rest of the GOP to confirm “Bloody Gina.” That’s some #Resistance. Haspel oversaw torture at a secret CIA prison in Thailand during Read More
Reading Time: 7 minutes It is well known that the US tried to kill Fidel Castro, but recently released JFK assassination-related files show that the Pentagon actually planned to use biological weapons against the entire country, killing plants and animals in order to ruin its economy and effect regime change.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Archives has released 19,045 JFK files today that were previously either partially redacted or withheld from the public. But secrecy continues.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Today is the deadline for President Donald Trump to decide whether tens of thousands of records related to the JFK assassination will remain redacted.
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump’s cabinet is starting to look more and more like a Bush-Cheney war room.The irony is thick, considering candidate Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp,” his claimed opposition to foreign intervention, and his apparent antagonism to the Bush dynasty in the lead up to election day.Just days ago, Trump fired Secretary of State Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Several months ago, the National Archives claimed that essentially all of the documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy had been made public. Now it appears there are thousands more yet unreleased.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest school shooting in Parkland, FL, has prompted another round of fights over gun control measures. But a bipartisan readiness to end the sale of bump stocks is emerging.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Two JFK researchers break down a top-secret CIA assassination program known as ZR/RIFLE, and what connection it may have had to the murder of President John F. Kennedy.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The National Archives and Record Administration has revealed the total count of classified JFK assassination records that have yet to be released.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s taken decades, but finally all classified government documents related to the JFK assassination are scheduled to be released today — unless Trump reverses his stance in favor of disclosure.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Fifty years ago today, in 1967, nearly 100,000 Americans marched on Washington, DC, to protest the Vietnam War. In those days there was a mandatory draft in place, and the risk was very real that a young man just out of high school could quickly wind up 13,000 miles away, fighting an unseen enemy in Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today is the French national holiday also known as Bastille Day.I first heard of Bastille Day as a teenager when I heard the song of the same name by the Canadian prog-rock band Rush. Here’s some sample lyrics:But they’re marching to Bastille Day La guillotine will claim her bloody prize Free the dungeons of the Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The value placed on free speech in the US is so high that some of the most abhorrent individuals and groups can have their say. This court case proves it.
Reading Time: 8 minutes On Saturday, Trump gave the commencement speech at Liberty University, a bastion for conservative evangelicals, who voted overwhelmingly for the president in 2016. But their support for Trump is just the latest chapter in a nearly 40-year compromising alliance with the GOP.