Reading Time: 6 minutes On first blush, Joe Biden is an embarrassment. On second, he’s the best tool a president could have.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The failings of the corporate media in campaign coverage tell us a lot about what’s wrong both with the media and the country. This story on Mitt Romney’s real estate investments is a perfect example.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In Syria, the regime is criticized for being from a religious minority. So how do we feel about that issue when it’s the United States we’re talking about?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Does anyone besides Ron Wyden care about privacy anymore? From the evidence, it doesn’t seem like it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Mitt Romney is accusing Barack Obama of leaking sensitive national security material, essentially betraying the country. But everyone leaks—including Romney…and especially the “national security” people.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are Romney and Obama essentially the same? Not on everything, that’s for sure.
Reading Time: 4 minutes John Pilger has a fascinating take on how we respond to particular issues while being distracted from others. An essay on the politics of marriage equality, mass murder, and class.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Supreme Court decision in favor of President Obama’s health insurance mandate is being treated as a great victory for the administration. But does the public win? John Stauber says no. What do you say?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker with New Hampshire’s Burt Cohen—on government secrecy under Obama, on the “national security state,” solving national mysteries, and more.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Would you like to know what the government really knows about the death of JFK? About 9/11? Other big mysteries? It’s “eat your broccoli time!” Here’s why you should pay attention to federal policy on releasing—and not releasing—documents.