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Washington’s Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information. We have an insatiable curiosity for new discoveries, new information and new insights. Despite our passion for what’s new, there are themes that we keep reporting on year after year, as they reflect a bigger picture which remains fairly constant, or the root causes of our problems which have still not been addressed, or potentially powerful solutions which have still never been tried.

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NSA, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 21, 2016
NSA Participated In the Worst Abuses of the Iraq War NSA analysts were intimately involved in interrogations in Iraq; a December 2003 call for volunteers to deploy to Baghdad as counterterrorism analysts with the Iraq Survey Group, which was leading the search for Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, said that 'the selectee will, in all likelihood, be involved in the interrogation/questioning of potential leads.'
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders clash, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Clinton Supported and Enabled Tax Evasion Revealed By the "Panama Papers" ... Sanders OPPOSED It Barack Obama pushed the trade deal with Panama which allowed the tax evasion revealed by the "Panama Papers" to flourish. Sanders opposes fake "free trade" deals, which help a handful of fat cats ... but have almost nothing to do with "free trade," and which hurt the American worker.
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(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2015
The REAL Reason Saudi Arabia Hates Iran The CIA admits that the U.S. overthrew the moderate, suit-and-tie-wearing, Democratically-elected prime minister of Iran in 1953. He was overthrown because he had nationalized Iran's oil, which had previously been controlled by BP and other Western oil companies.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2015
CIA Executive Director: CIA Committed Torture Washington's Blog Former CIA Executive Director Buzzy Krongard told BBC on Monday that the CIA did engage in torture:
Torture - America's Shame, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 18, 2014
American Public Supports Torture ... Because They Don't Know THIS This is not the first time America tortured. Americans tortured Filipinos over 100 years ago as a way to terrorize the population into submission. CIA torture in Vietnam was so severe that most prisoners died during torture; and the torture was so horrific that those who didn't die during torture usually killed themselves soon after.
The ODNI says that this slide shows ground scarring at two multiple rocket launch sites oriented in the direction of Ukrainian military units., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2014
Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery Into Ukraine The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence released satellite images Sunday of Russia firing satellites into Ukraine taken by the private civilian company Digital Globe (and thus not government sourced). Why would the ODNI have to resort to private-sector satellite imagery as proof? Where is the NSA on this?
Piketty's immaculate research establishes that the American dream – and more broadly, the egalitarian promise of Western-style capitalism – does not, and maybe cannot, deliver on its promises., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 27, 2014
Piketty Is Rickety On Government Complicity Government policy has accelerated the growing inequality. It has encouraged American companies to move their facilities, resources and paychecks abroad. The bottom line is that Piketty has done a great job of documenting the extent of inequality, and some of its causes. But he misses the degree to which bad government and central bank policy is responsible.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2014
Roundup In 75% of Air and Water Sampled -- Causes Kidney Failure Government agencies like the FDA go to great lengths to cover up the potential health damage from genetically modified foods, and to keep the consumer in the dark about what they're really eating. The largest German newspaper -- Süddeutsche Zeitung -- alleges that the U.S. government helped Monsanto attack the computers of activists opposed to genetically modified food.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2014
JP Morgan Pays $2 Billion to Avoid Prosecution for Its Involvement In Madoff Ponzi Scheme The executives of the big banks invariably pretend that the hanky-panky was only committed by a couple of low-level rogue employees. But studies show that most of the fraud is committed by management. The failure to go after Wall Street executives for criminal fraud is the core cause of our sick economy.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2013
U.S. Points Out that Only Tyrants Treat Journalists As Terrorists " While Doing the Exact Same Thing As part of the effort to suppress information which would reveal the government's hypocrisy, the American government -- like the British government -- is treating journalists as terrorists. Investigative reporting is actually treated like terrorism. Journalism is not only being criminalized in America, but investigative reporting is actually treated like terrorism.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Bill to Curb NSA Spying Introduced Today The USA Freedom Act creates an Office of the Special Advocate tasked with promoting privacy interests in the FISA Court's closed proceedings. The Office will be staffed by attorneys who are properly cleared to view the classified information considered by the FISA Court.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 27, 2013
The REAL Reason U.S. Targets Whistleblowers Whistleblowers interfere with the government's ability to get away with hypocrisy. As two political science professors from George Washington University (Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore) show, the government is so hell-bent to punish Manning and Snowden because their leaks are putting an end to the ability of the US to use hypocrisy as a weapon.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 23, 2013
Spy Agencies Are Doing WHAT? You're much more likely to be killed by brain-eating amoeba, lightning or a toddler than by terrorism. Even President Obama admits that you're much less likely to be killed by terrorists than a car accident. So the government has resorted to lamer and lamer excuses to try to justify mass surveillance.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 19, 2013
Chemical Weapons Expert: U.S. Deadline for Syrian Chemical Weapons Is Contrary to International Law The treaty will enter into force on the 14th of October; one month after Syria deposited its instrument of accession [when they agreed in writing to abide by the Chemical Weapons Convention]. And then Syria has one month to submit its initial declaration, after which the inspectors go in and they have two weeks to check everything out.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 24, 2013
Experts Doubt Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims Why would Syria's Assad invite United Nations chemical weapons inspectors to Syria, then launch a chemical weapons attack against women and children on the very day they arrive, just miles from where they are staying?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 17, 2013
You Won't BELIEVE What's Going On with Government Spying on Americans Revelations about the breathtaking scope of government spying are coming so fast that it's time for an updated roundup. The only way to fix things is to fire all of the corrupt government officials who let it happen. As the polls above show, the American public is starting to wake up to that fact.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 21, 2013
NSA Spokesman Accidentally Admits that the Government Is Spying On Virtually All Americans Given that there are now approximately 875,000 people in the government's database of suspected terrorists -- including many thousands of Americans -- every single American living on U.S. soil could easily be caught up in the dragnet. A mere 140 potential terrorists could lead to spying on all Americans.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 24, 2012
Top Economists Told Obama that Economic Recovery Required a Reduction In Private Debt The government chose the big banks over the little guy, dooming both. The administration -- under the false banner of "homeowner relief" -- simply threw money at the big banks to "foam the runway" so they wouldn't suffer a crash landing. Forcing big banks, bondholders and other creditors to write down some of their bad debts is the only way out of our economic malaise.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hamas Shouldn't Fire Rockets ... But Israel Has Violated HUNDREDS of UN Resolutions Chris Hedges: "The continued presence of Israeli occupation forces defies nearly a hundred U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for them to withdraw. The Israeli blockade of Gaza, established in June 2007, is a brutal form of collective punishment that violates Article 33 of the Fourth 1949 Geneva Convention, which set up rules for the 'Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.'"
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2012
War In Gaza: Why Now? This could be a prelude to an Israeli attack on Iran. By provoking Hamas into attacking, Israel might point to Hamas-backer Iran. Specifically, Israel may claim that pre-emptive strikes on Iran are "necessary" to undermine Hamas and make sure it doesn't obtain "weapons of mass destruction."

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