The Pentagon

Do Defense Contractors Really Like Dems More?

In a crazy election cycle, here is another storyline that seemed rather surprising at first glance: The employees of the largest defense contractors have given a lot more money to the Democrats running for president than the Republicans left in the race. A closer look shows, however, that this storyline is quite misleading. According to Read More

Bernie Sanders Portrait

Panama Papers Are a Boon for Sanders

For Bernie Sanders, who has made wealth inequality and the excessive power wielded by corporations and the richest Americans the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, there could hardly be a greater gift than the revelation of the so-called “Panama Papers.” The cache of millions of documents showing how a Panamanian law firm helped establish tax Read More

Sirhan speaking at 2011 Parole Hearing

Sirhan Legal Appeal Denied

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied Sirhan Sirhan’s right to appeal his case last week, effectively ending his hopes of a new trial in criminal court.The decision follows Sirhan’s parole denial in February and concerns the habeas corpus petition first filed in federal court in 2000 and dismissed without leave to Read More

Bernie Sanders

Sanders Continues to Rewrite Campaign Finance Rulebook

Bernie Sanders raised $44 million in March, bringing his total to $109 million this year alone with no signs of slowing down. The Sanders campaign has not only raised more money from individuals than any other campaign in 2016, it has also done so in an extraordinarily efficient way. While other campaigns have to spend Read More

Rick Berman, Dr Evil of Public Relations

“Dr. Evil” to Take on Trump

Not all conservatives hate to see the Republican infighting. After all, if you work as a hired gun for people who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, then business is particularly good this year. Take Rick Berman, for example. His specialty is attacking unions over collective bargaining or environmental groups over fracking or Democrats in Read More

Iowa Army National Guard, Special IG John Sopko

US Reconstruction Projects in Afghanistan Are a Mess

US taxpayers have spent more than $110 billion to help rebuild war-torn Afghanistan. Are we getting our money’s worth? Not by a long shot, according to the latest report from the government’s spending watchdog — the Special Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) — which examined 44 Department of Defense (DoD) reconstruction projects that cost Read More

UFO, John Podesta

The Truth Is Out There, Podesta Says

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, a long-time advocate of declassifying information on UFOs, said he has discussed this issue with his candidate. “I think I’ve convinced her that we need an effort to kind of go look at that and declassify as much as we can, so that people have their legitimate questions answered,” Read More

Bernie Sanders protesting in 1963

Another Sanders Arrest Photo Emerges

Despite efforts by some Clinton surrogates and media outlets to suggest otherwise, there is absolutely no question that Bernie Sanders was active in the civil rights movement and that this activism led to his arrest in 1963. But until now, not much was known about the particular injustice for which Sanders put his freedom and Read More