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Demonstration in Washington, D.C. organized by Teens For Gun Reform in the wake of shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 25, 2018
Another Modest Proposal: Let's Help Trump By Surrounding Him With Gunslingers More guns. Yup! Trump thinks the way we can stop the murderous wave that has overtaken America is by putting weapons into the hands of amateur sheriffs -- who, he insists, will stop the marauders in their tracks.
Mike Mullen, Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2016
How The New York Times Helped Hillary Hide The Hawk Clinton's principal reason to claim she is so qualified to be president -- aside from being First Lady and senator -- is her four years as Secretary of State. What kind of a legacy did she leave? Perhaps her principal role was to push for military engagement -- more soldiers in existing conflicts, and new wars altogether.
President John F. Kennedy prepares to deliver remarks, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2016
Breaking News: List of Withheld JFK Assassination Documents The government has promised to release as many documents as possible in October, 2017, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act, in which Congress mandated that all efforts be made to release everything in Washington's possession unless an overriding case can be made for withholding in the national interest.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2015
The Poppy Cover-Up Book? To this day labeling George H.W. Bush as a master-spook sounds like lunacy, because "everyone knows" he's an affable fellow who owes his successful public career to little more than a series of curious accidents. But those who make an effort to get the history of the Bush clan, unfiltered, from unendorsed sources -- and I am one of them -- know better.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 8, 2015
Paris and Boston: That Other, Missing, Comparison In both cases, the understandable reaction is fury and a desire for retribution and closure. The result in both cases will almost certainly be a decision to grant further authority to the security state in both countries to do "whatever is necessary" to protect us.
George H. W. Bush Marks 90th Birthday by Skydiving, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 4, 2014
An Enduring Mystery About Bush 41's WWII Escape from Death George H.W. Bush, known to family and friends as "Poppy," celebrated his 90th birthday this year parachuting from a helicopter, one of several jumps he's made to mark his birthdays with a nod to his career as a WWII naval aviator. He made his first jump on Sept. 2, 1944, when the plane he was flying got hit by Japanese fire over the Pacific.
Libya Burning, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2014
Here's Why Libya Is Burning -- Again Since the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi, we've scarcely discussed Libya except in the context of a predictable partisan effort to affix blame for a single if tragic event: the deaths of the American ambassador and several others in Benghazi nearly two years ago.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A Rumination on the Bilderberg Group Bilderberg is considered by more than a few vocal critics as a kind of steering committee for global domination by an elite, a bit like Yale's secret society, Skull and Bones, perhaps sans the oaths and weird induction ceremonies. It is, at minimum, an exclusive club.
An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on Sept. 11, 2012., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Benghazi: Cover-Up By Both Parties? The continued finger-pointing between the GOP and the Obama Administration over "what really happened in Benghazi" may be obscuring a much more disturbing narrative -- a story in neither party's interest. Sometimes, to be sure, such events as the Benghazi "uprising" are as they appear: spontaneous acts of anger and passion. But often enough, there is more to the story.
Torture, waterboarding, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 4, 2014
CIA Blocks More Inquiries This would not be the first time in recent memory that an organization that is all about subterfuge has moved to prevent the truth from getting out by shuffling key personnel between it and other parts of the Executive Branch.
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Abdullah, watch a traditional celebration dance outside the Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 15, 2008., From ImagesAttr
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 21, 2013
Saudi-Sized Cracks In The 9/11 Wall Of Silence If the media were to do its job and create the kind of wall-to-wall coverage it bestows upon, say, inter-spousal murder trials, Obama might feel he had to release the full 9/11 report. He'd have to concede there is a public right to know, or at least explain in detail why he doesn't think so. Either way, there would be major fireworks. But we're not betting on either the president or the media doing the right thing.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Exclusive -- Hastings "Unauthorized Cremation" Mega-Rumor False, Family Says According to a member of Michael Hastings's family, a widely circulated story that the investigative journalist's body was cremated by authorities without the family's permission is flat-out untrue. The story that the cremation was unauthorized -- further stoking credible suspicions aroused by Hastings's strange death in a fiery one-car crash, complete with a dramatic explosion -- has raged across the Internet for weeks.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2013
New Obama Disclosure Block Washington's hunger to know everything about its citizens seems to be matched only by its reticence in revealing its own activities to its citizens. The latest move to prevent us from knowing what is going on relates to so-called transparency policies whose fine print instead does the opposite -- by effectively blunting the stated intent of the regulations.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 23, 2013
MONDAY MORNING SKEPTIC: Is Snowden The Criminal -- Or Is It The System? Around the mediascape, we hear a lot of talk about Edward Snowden being a criminal, and needing to return home to face "justice." But what about the possibility that people like Snowden actually are the forces of justice, while the criminals are the ones in charge of the system?
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 5, 2013
FBI: Knew About Saudi 9/11 Hijacker Ties -- But Lied To Protect "National Security" The FBI's practice of finding evidence tied to Saudi Arabia, then denying it had such evidence, then reluctantly admitting that it did (but only as a way of blocking still more disclosure) is telling. The apparent willingness of the FBI to brazenly lie and then reverse itself -- seemingly with no consequences -- is now beginning to look like standard operating procedure.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 2, 2013
New York Times Warning: Trust Authorities On Boston Bombing, Or You're Nuts There are people who live in the real world and are not blind to nuance, people who don't buy what the kook machines have to sell, but also recognize that the establishment media (compromised by, among other things, its financial dependency on the corporate elites) can't be trusted to get to the real bottom of things.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WHO In Boston: Bombing Story Mysteries What about the Boston Marathon bombing, in which innocent people died seemingly at the hands of anti-American monsters? It's important to ask the tough, even unpopular questions. The Boston story, as we previously noted, is full of question marks and high-stakes implications -- all the more reason to dig beneath the screen of official handouts.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 8, 2013
READ THIS -- Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work Throughout the United States and the world, we see examples of innovations in the commons, from the opening of downtown public spaces to the spread of farmers markets to the enlivening of neighborhoods where families voluntarily tear down back fences to create larger shared spaces.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 19, 2013
The Marathon Bombing: What The Media Didn't Warn You About When an event like the Boston bombing gives rise to wall-to-wall coverage, it fills our bandwidth. It exhausts us. It blocks out our ability to focus on anything else. At least, if we're going to give up on everything else, is it too much to ask that the coverage contain some useful information?
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 11, 2013
Just Asking: Media Outfoxed On Spate Of Bizarre Shootings? The idea that the United States is the only country where ferocious financial and political interests would never consider using surrogates to achieve a larger purpose is both statistically impossible and just plain ridiculous. The press frames both individual events and the longer arc of history not as an honest broker but as an integral part of a dangerous fantasy-making machinery.

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