Meet Russ Baker: San Francisco, This Sunday

Reading Time: 1 minute If you are in the Bay Area this Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30 am, please come to hear and meet Russ Baker. Russ will discuss “The News You Don’t Get” about foreign policy, the economy, and power in America—and how the presidential race obscures why we cannot get real democracy and meaningful change. First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary. FREE and open to all.

Body of Evidence: Osama bin Laden, Stratfor, WikiLeaks, and Journalism That Isn’t

Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to the truth, it turns out you can’t trust the government. But you can’t trust those who tell you you can’t trust the government, either. See the Osama bin Laden burial story, for example.

Media’s Belated “Acknowledgment” of Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you hear? The corporate media has finally found a safe way into the 9/11 investigation story, one where they have long feared to delve. The process is extremely telling about the deficiencies of our media establishment—and about the ways most of us get our information.

The Jeb Scenario: Can You Say “President Bush” again?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Could we see a third Bush in the White House? You betcha—and soon. This is not just of casual interest—there’s a lot more than meets the eye. And it explains a lot about the death of democracy.

Politicians’ Religious Beliefs Are Generally Fair Game

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rick Santorum took the appeal for Christian votes to a new level, assailing the separation of Church and State. New York Times op-ed writer Charles Blow got in hot water for a reference to one of the more unusual tenets of Mitt Romney’s faith. Are religious beliefs of would-be presidents off limits? Or can we discuss—and even ridicule—those ideas?