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A Trillion Ways to Build a New Military-Industrial Complex

By 10/11/2014

If you’d invested a trillion dollars in something, you’d definitely want a positive return. Yet the latest iteration of the military industrial complex, exemplified by the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, seems only to have produced more war, more terrorism, more surveillance and more presidential protection blunders. You can blame it on 9/11, but the blueprints were already there.

Cyber/Cold/Terror/Drone War Edition: November 4, 2014

By 11/04/2014

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Read RUSS BAKER on America’s Double Government: “The secret is out: there’s a whole second government residing in the American national security apparatus that’s powerful enough to resist presidential orders. But don’t take our word for it. That comes courtesy of two recent pieces in the mainstream Boston Globe.” Who …is the terrorist […]

Cops Rarely Take The Perp Walk: Nov. 25, 2014

By 11/25/2014

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Will One Man’s Drug-Crazed Rampage Change Canada’s History? by Peter Dale Scott The murder of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and the subsequent shootings at Canada’s parliament were the work of a drug-crazed man who was Muslim. Yet the government quickly framed it as a terrorist action, and an excuse to […]

Oil: Greasing the Wheels of Regime Change: Dec. 3, 2014

By 12/03/2014

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy BOSTON UPDATE: Tsarnaev Tries To Move Bombing Trial Again by Andy Thibault Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are again trying to get his looming trial moved out of Boston. Despite a stream of potentially prejudicial publicity and polls showing the majority of Bostonians think he’s guilty, there’s little chance the judge will agree. […]

The Media Fails, the NSA Hacks & the Chinese Economy is No. 1: Dec. 4, 2014

By 12/04/2014

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy MediaFail—Women in Saudi Arabia, Alcohol Surge, Presidential Shooters, Amazon Workers by Russ Baker In our inaugural MediaFail column, Russ Baker calls out four articles that fall flat. Read on for a look at how the media gets it wrong, fawns over its subjects or fails to check basic facts. WHO Who […]

The Torture Report: A Catalog of Shame: Dec. 9, 2014

By 12/09/2014

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy BOSTON BOMBING: Feds Admit Triple Murder Wasn’t Tsarnaevs by James Henry When it came to Whodunnit for any crime around the time of the Boston Bombing, law enforcement’s answer always was “the Tsarnaev brothers.” In a shocking reversal, prosecutors now admit there’s barely any evidence they took part in a 2011 […]

Manufacturing War: A Primer

By 12/15/2014

How do you start a war? Hermann Göring had a theory that’s proven successful. Unfortunately, it’s been as appealing to democratic leaders as it was to fascist dictators.

Not So Fast: Not All Media Screwed Up the Iraq Story (Just Almost All)

By 03/13/2013

It’s the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and, as usual, the media are making all the right sounds about what they got wrong. But the truth is that they almost always get the big things wrong—and deliberately ignore or ostracize those who break from the pack. Here are some things that the media could have, should have, been able to do in informing the public what was coming with Iraq—and why. And not to toot our horn too vigorously–we did them.

Jeb’s Hipster, Obama the Fibber & a Deadly Drone Dream‏: Feb. 10, 2015

By 02/10/2015

NOW LIVE ON WhoWhatWhy Here’s What the Boston Bombing Trial Judge Thinks a Good Juror Looks Like by Andy Thibault Once again, the judge in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial is insisting that there will be no problem seating an impartial jury in the city traumatized by the attack. His latest motion denying the defense’s […]