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Panama Papers Are a Boon for Sanders

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Honorable George A O'Toole

Boston Bombing Judge to Speak About Case Though Appeal Still Pending

Reading Time: 2 minutes The death penalty verdict in the high-profile case of the Boston Bombing, covered extensively by  WhoWhatWhy, is still under appeal – but that’s not stopping the jurist from commenting publicly on the matter. On April 6, at Boston College, Judge George O’Toole will join a panel of Boston College law experts to discuss judicial responses Read More

Sirhan speaking at 2011 Parole Hearing

Sirhan Legal Appeal Denied

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 Campaign

Election Integrity Activist Wants Sanders to Check Oklahoma Ballots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Election integrity activist and statistician Beth Clarkson has written an open letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders, urging the Democratic presidential candidate to seek verification of the March 1 Oklahoma primary results. Clarkson says graphs of the Sooner State’s results show that “as the number of votes cast in a precinct increases, so does the vote Read More

Bernie Sanders protesting in 1963

Another Sanders Arrest Photo Emerges

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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