Reading Time: 3 minutes Prison recidivism: Can you make people go straight by being especially tough on them? A new study says no—quite the opposite.
Reading Time: 5 minutes On torture and secrecy, Obama is carefully treading a path laid by his predecessor. What gives?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Are you familiar with the Tuskegee experiment? Imagine something comparably awful, but unknown to this day….
Reading Time: 11 minutes Wonder why the Senate couldn’t bring itself to clamp down on oil industry freebies? Because the “black gold” outfits can be one scary bunch. How scary? You have no idea….
Reading Time: 5 minutes We know, we know. All we do is nag, nag, nag. Negative reports, unsettling notions, terrifying discoveries. Well, here’s some good news. But don’t expect it every day.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ talks to Thom Hartmann about Bush’s personal motivation for invading Iraq…Thom asks about revelations found in Family of Secrets
Reading Time: < 1 minute Actor John Lithgow reads Newt Gingrich press release. The stuff of Shakespeare
Reading Time: < 1 minute Newt Gingrich’s secret passion—reading and reviewing spy novels. And John Boehner struggles to make the numbers work—they’re just not the right numbers.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sometimes, comedy can make you laugh and shudder at the same time. This is one of those. The inimitable Bill Hicks talks about JFK, Oswald, and the biggest mystery of our time. View with caution.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The real role played by Donald Trump and those who occupy that special “entertainment” space in our political process is far more important—and sinister—than we seem to recognize. By their very participation in the campaign, they keep us from seeing that even the “legitimate” candidates are deeply problematical.