Will Political Ads Destroy Public Broadcasting’s “Uniqueness”?

Reading Time: 4 minutes A court decision says that public broadcasting outlets need not avoid political ads and the related sludgefest. Defenders of the sanctity of those outlets say they need to remain pure. But how pure, really, are they?

VIDEO: The Execution of Martin Luther King: non-textbook version

Reading Time: 1 minute VIDEO. This talk by Dr. William F. Pepper, a friend to Martin Luther King who became James Earl Ray’s final attorney, is long, but well worth sitting through. Pepper powerfully and chillingly presents history and facts few of us know about—and forces us to rethink the explanation of King’s death which the establishment insists on perpetuating.

Mitt and Barry Spar Over Russia—Whom Can You Trust?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Obama accidentally airs an incautious private remark. Romney accuses Obama of a hidden agenda when it comes to (at least) foreign policy, and gets himself in a bit of hot water. What’s the back story to this squabble over open-air diplomacy, and is Russia really America’s Real “Number One Foe”? Here’s a look at the power politics behind the gaffes.

How War Reporting in Syria Makes a Larger Conflict Inevitable

Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.