Reading Time: 7 minutes Some gun rights advocates object to a federal universal background check law because they believe it would create a de facto national gun registry. Are they right?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Friday’s appellate court ruling may restrict just how much of the Mueller report ever sees the light of day.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Low power FM radio has broken out into the mainstream, but obstacles remain.
Reading Time: 7 minutes New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be the new ‘swing vote’ as the court considers the constitutionality of gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to election meddling, Russian interference is just the tip of the iceberg.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The evidence suggests President Nixon was set up by powerful interests deeply unhappy with his policies.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The tactic, called nullification, is picking up steam in rural, mainly Republican areas of states run by Democrats.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 37 minutes The final excerpt from former Army intelligence officer John Newman’s latest book, ‘Into the Storm: The Assassination of President Kennedy Volume III.’
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you think the current brouhaha over gun violence is somehow unprecedented in American history, read on.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The news media giant will devote two hours of Sunday prime time extolling the legacy of one of America’s most powerful families. Then there’s the other stuff it won’t talk about. WhoWhatWhy notes that the latter is also important context.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting answers to these questions will reveal much more about our president and about money and power in America.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Eliminating tax subsidies that primarily benefit the plutocrats is urgently needed if we are to preserve the middle class and our economy.
Reading Time: 12 minutes TCJA gave massive tax cuts to the very rich, massively increased budget deficits, increased incentives to move jobs and profits offshore — and minimally increased investment in productivity.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Texas led the way, but expect more false claims of voter fraud from the White House and Republican-controlled states ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is extraordinarily rare for major news outlets to delve into an issue they are usually quick to dismiss as a “conspiracy theory.” But the ‘Washington Post’ went there.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Philadelphia is poised to choose a vulnerable barcode voting system after a “Blue Ribbon Commission” hid its criticism of such systems in the endnotes of its election-security report. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania auditor general has opened a probe into Philadelphia’s selection process, which appears designed to favor one vendor.
Reading Time: 8 minutes When crucial government agencies start functioning again after a shutdown, the gears don’t spring into action overnight. And what was left undone over 35 days may still harm public health and consumer protections.