Defense Firms Expect Increased Spending from Republicans as Republicans Decry Increased Spending

Defense Firms Expect Increased Spending from Republicans as Republicans Decry Increased Spending

Despite campaign rhetoric promising a smaller government, defense contractors are confident that the new Republican congressional majority will boost spending on their industry. “Friends, this experiment with big government has lasted long enough,” Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, said on election night last November, echoing a common theme among GOP candidates. McConnell’s party won>>

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

Demonized as pro-Putin propaganda, claims about the fascist and even neo-Nazi thugs leading the fight for the Kiev government are actually true.

Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

Net Neutrality Is Here — Thanks To an Unprecedented Guerrilla Activism Campaign

This morning, the Federal Communications Commission voted to guarantee the open Internet through so-called net neutrality rules, and with it, forged ahead with one of the biggest policy accomplishments of the Obama administration. “This is probably the most important ruling in the history of the FCC,” says Tim Karr, campaign director for Free Press. Net>>

Long March of the Yellow Jackets: How a One-Time Terrorist Group Prevailed on Capitol Hill

Long March of the Yellow Jackets: How a One-Time Terrorist Group Prevailed on Capitol Hill

Once regarded as a fringe group of exiles, the Mojahedin have used money and supporters to go from outlawed terrorist organization to influential players.

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

This tactic is akin to having the DEA constantly warn of the severe threat posed by drug addiction while it simultaneously uses pushers on its payroll to deliberately get people hooked on drugs so that they can arrest the addicts they’ve created and thus justify their own warnings and budgets.

Confidential Informant Played Key Role in FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot

Confidential Informant Played Key Role in FBI Foiling Its Own Terror Plot

The FBI Wednesday announced the arrest of three men it alleges planned to help the Islamic State, news that at first appeared to confirm fears that radical extremism is spreading to the United States. “The flow of foreign fighters to Syria represents an evolving threat to our country and to our allies,” U.S. Attorney Loretta>>

Rodney Reed Will Not Die Next Week — But Texas Still Wants to Kill Him

Nine days before Rodney Reed was scheduled to die in Texas for a crime he swears he didn’t commit, the state’s highest criminal court issued a stay of execution. The order came down late Monday afternoon, in response to an appeal citing new and compelling scientific evidence that challenges the state’s timeline of events in>>

Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

The agency said it’s unable to extinguish what the FBI called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation.”

Gemalto Doesn’t Know What It Doesn’t Know

Gemalto Doesn’t Know What It Doesn’t Know

The world’s largest maker of SIM cards is downplaying the hack by US and British spies. But security experts say the company is underestimating the NSA and GCHQ.

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency is covertly monitoring vast amounts of Canadians’ emails as part of a sweeping domestic cybersecurity operation, according to top-secret documents. The surveillance initiative, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept, is sifting through millions of emails sent to Canadian government agencies and departments, archiving details about them on>>