Reading Time: 18 minutes Forget the “humanitarian crisis” that justified the NATO bombing that helped destroy Qaddafi’s regime. It was always about oil and other strategic issues. And the rebels were a wholly owned subsidiary of West, Inc. Here’s the evidence.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s an exploration of an aspect of Arab Spring that hasn’t been properly discussed: Whether skyrocketing food prices underlie the public’s anger that led to the spate of uprisings.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker interviewed on KSFR, Santa Fe, New Mexico, in anticipation of his August 27 appearance in town. Listen to Audio Mp3
Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are a few videos to get you scratching your head, if not other parts of your body.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Robert Wolf and his bank are extreme examples of the gaming of the system at the expense of the rest of us. Despite the bad signals it sends, President Obama has golfed with Wolf on his two previous Martha’s Vineyard vacations. Will he go for three?
Reading Time: < 1 minute We saw this documentary recently and highly recommend—watch and decide who you think did what, and whether they really constitute a threat to our society.
Reading Time: 25 minutes Was The New Yorker’s gripping moment-by-moment account of the Abbottabad operation that killed Osama bin Laden great journalism—or the ultimate spin job?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s a trailer for the documentary about Bill Hicks, the late comedian and social critic who really opened people’s eyes. We could use a Bill Hicks right about now.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The “let’s-vilify-government-any-way-we-can” crowd goes after lifeguard compensation. Even the lifesavers aren’t safe from the madness.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes, to get a really clear perspective on things, we need to turn to a comedian. Unfortunately, we can’t get updates from the dear, departed George Carlin. But a lot of his work comes off as if it were written yesterday. Such it is with this 2005 routine…