Reading Time: < 1 minute 100 years ago, a French and a British diplomat changed the fate of the Middle East — and the world — when they struck a secret agreement on how to split up the region.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Nuclear safety concerns prompt Belgian government to hand out anti-radiation pills to all its citizens instead of shutting down its aging reactors.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against the architects of the CIA torture program — brought by former detainees — can go forward. Here is a video with useful background.
Reading Time: < 1 minute NASA experts believe the most severe droughts in 1,000 years will begin to hit the Southwest and Great Plains in the not too distant future.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sean Stone of RT International interviews Russ Baker on the Panama Papers, the suppressed 28 pages on Saudi-9/11 connections, the presidential race, and more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Thirty years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, a wide area around the destroyed Chernobyl reactor remains uninhabitable. The following video shows what happens when the power we can summon turns on us.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Primaries throughout the US continue to be marred by election problems. Here is a closer look at what happened in Arizona.
Reading Time: < 1 minute What is the individual’s right to privacy and how much should be sacrificed in the name of “security?” Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald discuss these and other questions.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Gerrymandering is undermining democracy in America. Find out how both parties use this tactic to cling to power and take away the right of voters to choose their leaders.
Reading Time: < 1 minute JFK was the first politician to recognize that the media image of a candidate, not his platform, determines who wins and who loses. Now candidates everywhere rely on that playbook.