Reading Time: 44 minutes Today, the final installment of our three-part excerpt from WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets, that relate directly to Nixon and Watergate, and explain the back story, including the real role of Bob Woodward, George H.W. Bush and the CIA in Nixon’s undoing.
Reading Time: 57 minutes The other day, we began responding to new interest in the real story behind Watergate by publishing the first of three chapters in WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets, that relate directly to Nixon and Watergate, and explain the back story, including the real role of Bob Woodward, George H.W. Bush and the CIA in Nixon’s undoing. Today, the second of those three chapters.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Suddenly, everyone’s interested in the real story of Watergate and the CIA. A new documentary in the works from Robert Redford, who played reporter Bob Woodward of the Washington Post in the hit movie “All the President’s Men.” A new book claiming that Bob Woodward’s boss at the Post, Ben Bradlee, had doubts about the stories Bob and Carl Bernstein produced. And Salon wrote about the tension between Nixon and the CIA.
Would a really big set of revelations be of interest? We’re going to publish the three chapters of WhoWhatWhy Editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets, that relate directly to Nixon and Watergate, and explain the back story, including the real role of Bob Woodward, George H.W. Bush and the CIA in Nixon’s undoing. Today, the first of those three chapters.
Reading Time: 1 minute Here’s Russ Baker on the ugliness that is the rapidly growing American for-profit prison industry. Nasty, nasty stuff. Soon, we’ll all be locked up. Interview/video.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Lori Harfenist with another breakthrough: calling foul on all those startup maniacs looking for angel investors and cheap vodka. LOL alert!
Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you like to (finally) hear the real inside story of what took place during that raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that bagged America’s number one enemy? It was the “biggest day” of Obama’s presidency, in his own words. Well, settle in for NBC’s exclusive….exclusive crap.
Reading Time: 1 minute PODCAST: Abraham Bolden, the first African-American Secret Service agent on the White House detail, in a talk from 2008. Recalls his astonishing experience with JFK, with his fellow agents, and the ominous goings-on prior to and after Kennedy’s assassination. A must-listen. Chilling. Also see our recent piece on the Service.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fewer Americans are committing serious crimes than ever. But more Americans are getting locked up. Why? Ask our friends in the rapidly growing and very lucrative private prison industry.
Reading Time: 6 minutes With the departure of a number of Secret Service personnel following an embarrassing scandal on Obama’s Colombian trip, the government would like us to move on to other matters. But there’s more here than meets the eye.
Reading Time: 1 minute How great is green consumerism? Video from our new associate Lori Harfenist.
Reading Time: 1 minute Get a little perspective on your problems—and those of us all. This amazing aid gives a whole new appreciation of how big our planet is, and how tiny, in the scheme of things.
Reading Time: 1 minute The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a dimension that is not often emphasized: the growing conflict between Ultra-Orthodox Israelis and their fellow Jews. A small but growing number of Israelis are speaking out about evictions of Palestinians from their homes. Here’s a documentary trailer on the subject.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We warned about the risks of overplaying the Trayvon Martin case. Now, the other shoe drops. Trayvon Martin….Tyrone Woodfork.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How we can learn from leaves: Artificial photosynthesis could be the key to unlocking the sun’s full energy potential.
Reading Time: 1 minute Cannabis from a juicer might just save lives—so why are doctors so scared to talk about it?
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker on WBAI radio, New York, talks about Syria with host Felipe Luciano and fellow guest Prof. Stuart Schaar. April 5, 2012
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone’s pointing fingers about the failure to anticipate that spectacular surprise attack on Kabul by the newest flavor of Afghan threat. Could there be some deeper intrigue going on? You can bet your business on it.
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?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tennessee decides students should hear doubts about evolution. That’s a great way to make America competitive again! (er…not)
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker and KGO AM talk radio host Pat Thurston cover the waterfront – March 24, 2012, Click “Read More” to listen.