Reading Time: 2 minutes Ten years ago this week, James Comey became a household name when he told the US Senate about one of the most remarkable nights in the history of American politics.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chelsea Manning is released from prison today after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama. Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, many of which cast a new and damning light on US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Constitution is a treasured document to many, but it is not perfect. Whereas other countries explicitly lay out the right to vote in their constitutions, it is conspicuously absent from the US version. Unfortunately Americans are still living with the results today.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The House has repealed Obamacare and passed the American Health Care Act. Republicans claim it will help make affordable, quality healthcare available to all. But the plan clearly benefits the 1%, while making promises to the vulnerable that could be hard to keep.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been 20 years since the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty went into effect, and an entire class of weapons of mass destruction has been nearly eliminated. That’s partly why the recent chemical attacks in Syria have attracted so much attention.
Reading Time: 1 minute Here is a primer on Donald Trump’s relationship with Felix Sater and others with connections to the mob. The perfect video to watch before or after reading the WhoWhatWhy exposé on the president’s Russia connections.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our primary way of categorizing political discourse is Left-Right. But is this way of thinking inherently limiting and prone to misconception?
Reading Time: 2 minutes As president, Barack Obama was sometimes referred to as the “Deporter in Chief.” Does that mean that the difference between him and President Donald Trump on illegal immigration is just their rhetoric?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The work of the US Congress is on display for anyone desiring to tune in. But why are federal courts largely exempt from this public scrutiny?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman triggered a wave of discontent among African-Americans that ultimately became the Black Lives Matter movement. It also sparked debate on Stand Your Ground laws. But has anything changed five years later?
Reading Time: 35 minutes Acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht spoke recently about the Kennedy assassination. He laid out his case for doubting the official explanation — and asserted that this horrific event was nothing less than the overthrow of the government.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Steve Bannon will play a major role in the Trump administration. It’s time for Americans to get to know him better.
Reading Time: 1 minute Voter ID laws work as intended — they are suppressing the vote and blocking democracy. Just as shameful is that nobody is talking about it.
Reading Time: 1 minute Ethics experts believe the danger is great that Donald Trump and his various global business dealings will run afoul of conflict of interest laws.
Reading Time: 29 minutes More than 50 years after the assassination of JFK, questions of who, what, and why remain unresolved. Despite valiant efforts by a dedicated research community, the obstacles remain formidable. At a recent JFK research conference in Dallas, Russ Baker addressed some of these challenges and how to move forward.
Reading Time: 1 minute Tis the season to be jolly! Follow me in merry measure! Yeah, whatever…let’s watch Prescott Bush.
Reading Time: 1 minute With its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court opened the door for state lawmakers who wanted to turn back the clock and return to a time when race played a role in who could vote.
Reading Time: 1 minute Yes there is a problem with totally fake news. But the mainstream media, in creating a panic about that problem, ignores a fundamental issue: much of its own content, while superficially “accurate,” is often spin and manipulation itself.
Reading Time: 1 minute While shocking to some, the treatment of Native Americans in North Dakota is entirely consistent with US government policy to disregard the concerns of “Indians” whenever necessary — in particular if they stand in the way of businessmen making a buck.
Reading Time: 1 minute With talk of a Muslim registry heating up, it is worth revisiting how Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes and put in camps during World War II.