20 Apr 2015

America’s Refusal to Face the Hard Moral Issues of War

(Today we feature, with permission, a guest post by Daniel N. White. The post originally appeared on Contrary Perspective. All opinions are the author’s.) James Fallows, a noted journalist and author of National Defense (1981), is tits on a boar useless these days. That’s my conclusion after reading his Atlantic

18 Apr 2015

The Iranian Ascendancy

John Kerry basically took up residence in Switzerland to negotiate with the Iranians. He sat at the table in Lausanne bargaining while Tikrit burned, Syria simmered, his country was chased out of Yemen, with hardly a word to say about any of those events Twelve years later, we know the

17 Apr 2015

Advisor Huma Abedin’s Job Arrangement under Hillary Investigated by State Department

The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has agreed, only two years after the fact, to investigate a program that allowed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to hire one of her key personal advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a

16 Apr 2015

U.S. to Widely Export Killer Drones

Here’s one of those “Now what could possibility go wrong?” stories. Drones for Everyone Reversing years of restricted sales of America’s robot drone killers, the Obama administration announced it will begin allowing sales of armed drones to some friendly and allied countries. Until now, only the UK has been allowed

14 Apr 2015

Body Blows Against the First Amendment

Two recent cases show the contempt with which our government, at the federal and state levels, views the First Amendment. First Amendment Semi-Win After Military Police Harass, Sexually Threaten Journalist A very basic tenet of our democracy is that a free press exists to report to The People on the

13 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton Team Held Off-The-Record Journalist Dinner Ahead Of 2016 Announcement

No doubt vying to be the most transparent administration ever someday, the Clinton campaign is off to a great start — sucking up to powerful journalists, who are happy to play along, excluding non-mainstream press, and swearing everyone to secrecy. What more likely scenario for open and objective news coverage

09 Apr 2015

DEA Secretly Tracked Billions of Americans’ Calls a Decade Before 9/11

While the Snowden-NSA revelations continue to shock Americans on a daily basis, and illustrate how intrusive the government is in our lives, and how casually it violates our Fourth Amendment right against unwarranted searches, it just got worse. It turns out the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was spying on Americans,

07 Apr 2015

Interactive Guide to Corporate Donors, Political Favors and the Clinton Charities

We’ve shared with you that of the 425 large corporate donors to the Clinton Foundation, the Wall Street Journal found 60 of those donors lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure. We’ve shared with you how Candidate Clinton, who cites the rights of women as a cornerstone of her

31 Mar 2015

Federal Judge Says U.S. Must Release Abu Ghraib Photos

The few photos publicly seen of the abuses American soldiers committed inside the Abu Ghraib prison are only a tiny portion of the whole (former Senator Joe Lieberman said in 2009 that there were nearly 2,100 more photographs.) The photos, such as the ones you see here, were released by

28 Mar 2015

State Department Now Just Making It Up to Explain Away Clinton’s Excesses

State Department spokesdrone Jen Psaki is now just straight out making things up to explain away the questions surrounding Clinton and her email, and the State Department’s complicity. Her “misstatements” can now be debunked with a click of a mouse, which we will do in a moment. The devil is