Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker interviewed by Jay Taylor on our hidden history—the big picture you are not getting in the convention coverage. Find out why neither the Democrats nor Republicans will diverge very much from policies that benefit the few.
Reading Time: 4 minutes We would be well advised to pay more attention to figures departing the Obama circle—and to figure out why, really, they left.
Reading Time: 12 minutes As pressure grows for military intervention in Syria, we are now hearing that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is behind alleged widespread rape in his country. Didn’t we hear the same thing about Muammar Qaddafi, followed by mounting Western calls for his ouster? As before, when you read the fine print, it gets more complicated.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Another massacre in Syria, more rush to blame the side Western governments oppose, followed by corrections. Journalists owe the public better, more careful reporting.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Western coup against Syria’s Assad marches along under humanitarian cover, the lemming-like media does its part, and the rest of us miss the whole thing. George Orwell would be so, so impressed.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker lecture in San Francisco. On the tabloidization of life, the stories we’re not getting, liberal vs. conservative, our heroes, elites vs. common people, how the powerful keep their power, and why we must read books. (One hour)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you like to (finally) hear the real inside story of what took place during that raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that bagged America’s number one enemy? It was the “biggest day” of Obama’s presidency, in his own words. Well, settle in for NBC’s exclusive….exclusive crap.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scrutinize one day’s helping of headlines and story summaries, read between the lines, and you begin to see why our problems never get solved.
Reading Time: 3 minutes British documentary offers cause for concern in more ways than one.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is the US preparing the public for war with Iran? You bet.