Reading Time: < 1 minute Item: Our story about how Russia was meeting its objectives in Syria at a bearable cost and getting the better of the West keeps on clocking. First Reuters jumped on it, and now the Washington Post. Remember: you read it here first.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock’s mini e-book, Killing King, on various attempts at assassinating Martin Luther King, does a good job of reporting on the tight KKK/Southern law enforcement network that pretty much committed every major regional bombing and assassination of civil rights activists (and of small children in the infamous 1963 bombing of a church Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute The other day I wrote about a lousy item in the Boston Globe, in which the reporter did a “gotcha” on Jeb Bush’s Super PAC for running an ad featuring a journalist with “conspiracy theorist” leanings. Here’s an update: it turns out the Globe actually swiped its lousy item in the first place – from the New York Times. And Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a slightly complex one with a very simple message: The Boston Globe just ran an item implicitly questioning the judgment of a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush. The basis? The PAC ran an ad featuring Ben Swann, a newscaster who has doubts about the official Boston Marathon Bombing story. The Globe has no beef Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week a Federal Public Defender in Charlotte, North Carolina posted the following message on Facebook: I never vent about work online, but some things must be said. The following were literally the very last words out of my mouth this morning before sitting down at the end of a bond hearing at which the Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week, a ceremony was held in Emancipation Hall on Capital Hill to unveil a marble bust of Former Vice President and Senate President, Dick Cheney. If the purpose of the bust is to memorialize Cheney’s legacy, a little stylistic makeover may be in order – perhaps something along the following lines.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Can somebody explain the difference between an American going to Saudi Arabia, getting radicalized and shooting innocent people in California, and an American getting radicalized by listening to right-wing talk radio and GOP presidential candidates and then shooting innocent people in Colorado? Why did so many media people discuss after the shooting whether it was Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute It was a bombshell of a story. One of Australia’s most wanted fugitives, alleged to have run one of the world’s largest money laundering operations for the international drug trade on behalf of the CIA, was discovered living under a different name in the United States after remaining underground for over 30 years. The story Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute For 6 days, Brussels was on a lockdown as police hunted a suspected accomplice (Salah Abdeslam) in the Paris attacks. The lockdown, which cost the Belgian city an estimated €51.7 million a day, failed to locate Abdeslam. Now, reports have emerged indicating that Abdeslam “might have been taking his ease in a public place in Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute As world leaders convene today in Paris for a “pivotal” conference on climate change, we thought we would take the occasion to post several photos that one of our readers, Mary Lou Dauray, took while flying over Greenland. Mary Lou writes: “Sometimes one is lucky to be able to catch a glimpse of nature in Read More