Reading Time: 4 minutes The battle of humankind vs. nature might have been a draw this year — with several huge blows to the environment as the planet metaphorically struck back with devastating natural disasters. It is a fight with no winners.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It would be tough for us to pick our best stories of 2017, but here are a few that you might have missed. More than anything, they show the wide range of issues we covered this year.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you thought it was hot in 2014, it wasn’t just you. Last year was the hottest on earth since the beginning of record-keeping in 1880.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The attack on a Paris magazine by apparent Islamists prompted some in the media to compare it with the Boston Marathon Bombing. Russ Baker looks at a crucial similarity between the cases that’s missing from other accounts: the fact the security apparatus knew the alleged perpetrators very well.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The fact that the Deep State, or “Double Government,” is constantly shaping the U.S. body politic is well-known to many. However, there’s a good argument for calling it a Triple Government. Here’s why.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As the defining domestic national security event since 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. Although the media quickly accepted the government’s assertions that it had captured the culprits, that the culprits were “lone wolves” and that there was nothing more to the story, an ongoing exclusive Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that ebola hysteria has stopped interrupting regular programming and the American patients are cured, the risk is gone, right? Not so fast …
Reading Time: 2 minutes Prosecutors in the Boston Bombing case claim that government witnesses are scared to testify. Yet it’s the defense witnesses who should be afraid, given the long official intimidation campaign against them.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The headlines about Russia, the West and Ukraine are all about a resurgent Cold War. Don’t be fooled: What’s happening is a much older kind of European conflict, one that has reshaped the geography of power there for a thousand years. And is doing it again.
Reading Time: 2 minutes George W. Bush is out with yet another book—this time his “biography” of his father, George H.W. Bush. What’s going on with this strange phenomenon where 43 narrates 41’s life for us? And could it possibly have something to do with rehabilitating the family surname to help ensure a possible third President Bush?