Avoiding the Sting: U.S. Organization Proposes Different Approach to “Radicalization”

Avoiding the Sting: U.S. Organization Proposes Different Approach to “Radicalization”

To help vulnerable Muslim Americans avoid entrapment by FBI informants, the “Safe Spaces Initiative” treats extremism as a public health problem.

Baltimore Activists Recount How Police Unions Crushed Accountability Reforms

Baltimore Activists Recount How Police Unions Crushed Accountability Reforms

Before Freddie Gray’s death, police unions flexed their muscle and crushed any chance for accountability reform this year in Maryland.

AP: Americans Strongly Support Different, Imaginary Drone Program

AP: Americans Strongly Support Different, Imaginary Drone Program

AP’s poll doesn’t show, as the story claims, “broad support among the U.S. public for a targeted killing program begun under President George W. Bush and expanded dramatically under Obama.” What it does show is broad support for a drone program that doesn’t exist.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lobbying: The National Petroleum Council

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Lobbying: The National Petroleum Council

The NPC looks, walks and quacks like lobbyists, but legally it’s a “federal advisory committee,” yet another way for corporations to get what they want out of the government.

Turning Deaf Ear to Baltimore Protesters, Congress Moves Instead to Hike Defense Spending

Turning Deaf Ear to Baltimore Protesters, Congress Moves Instead to Hike Defense Spending

Though Baltimore protesters have called for political leaders to address unemployment, lawmakers are dismissing their concerns and instead moving to give more taxpayer money to defense contractors.

The Murky Australian Origins of a U.S. Terror Alert

The Murky Australian Origins of a U.S. Terror Alert

Intelligence that originated in Australia about a terrorist threat, and eventually ended up as a classified alert in the United States, is now raising questions among U.S. officials.

Emails Reveal Close Relationship Between Psychology Group and CIA

Emails Reveal Close Relationship Between Psychology Group and CIA

The messages show connections between the American Psychological Association and the psychologists who helped create the architecture of the CIA’s torture program.

Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

Scott McIntyre was pilloried for sinning against the West’s central religious and tribal dogma: we are better and our violence is thus justified.

Maryland Legislator Discusses Taking Food Stamps From Parents of Protesting Youth

Maryland Legislator Discusses Taking Food Stamps From Parents of Protesting Youth

Later during the same broadcast, Del. Patrick McDonough also called for a “scientific study” of what he called the “thug nation” in the black community.

How Baltimore’s Police and Poverty Fueled A Youth Revolt

How Baltimore’s Police and Poverty Fueled A Youth Revolt

To understand the unrest following Freddie Gray’s killing, one must first understand the relationship between police and the poor, mostly black residents of West Baltimore.