TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 4—Our Mindset

Reading Time: 1 minute In this fourth excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses propaganda, how we view our country and the world, the issues that matter, and more. You may also watch his complete talk.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 2–Snowden

Reading Time: 1 minute In this second excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses the vilification of Edward Snowden. You may also watch his complete talk.

TVWHY: Russ Baker in St. Paul, Excerpt 1–Troublemakers

Reading Time: 1 minute In this first excerpt from a recent talk, WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker discusses who the government considers to be troublemakers. You may also watch his complete talk.

MONDAY MORNING SKEPTIC: Is Snowden the Criminal—or is it the System?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Somehow, the leaks of NSA documents on the fragility of democracy have been turned around into public criticism of the leaker. The conservative press wants us to focus on Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Ok, fine. Here’s that picture. Happy? Now can we move on to what’s really happening in this country—and why it’s so hard to speak the truth about it?

Barrett Brown

The Saga of Barrett Brown: Inside Anonymous and the War on Secrecy

Reading Time: 27 minutes A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.

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.