Media Sues to Get Letters from Top Officials in Support of Petraeus

Media Sues to Get Letters from Top Officials in Support of Petraeus

First Look Media joined the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, the Washington Post and other media in lawsuit.

Whistleblowers Back “Surveillance State Repeal Act”

Whistleblowers Back “Surveillance State Repeal Act”

The bill would completely repeal the 2001 PATRIOT Act, which the NSA cites as the legal basis for its bulk phone metadata collection; repeal the FISA Amendments Act, which ostensibly legitimizes Internet spying; and otherwise protect people’s privacy.

Senior Congressional Democrat to D.C.’s Lobbying Community: “I’m Thankful to All of You”

Senior Congressional Democrat to D.C.’s Lobbying Community: “I’m Thankful to All of You”

Congressman Steny Hoyer mingled with lobbyists and legislators and thanked the lobbying community for all their great “service.”

TPP Proponents Close to Clinton Remain Optimistic About Her Support

TPP Proponents Close to Clinton Remain Optimistic About Her Support

Hillary Clinton has been trying to stay mum about the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. But statements by some of her top supporters provide clues to her position.

Five Disturbing Things You Didn’t Know About Forensic “Science”

Five Disturbing Things You Didn’t Know About Forensic “Science”

The FBI’s review of flawed hair analysis — its largest-ever post-conviction evaluation of questionable forensic evidence — is just the tip of the iceberg.

What Obama’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Tells Us About the U.S. — and the Rest of the World

What Obama’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Tells Us About the U.S. — and the Rest of the World

What happened is a historical fact, and it shouldn’t be difficult to get presidents and prime ministers to say, “Today we remember the Armenian Genocide.” But it’s almost impossible, especially in the U.S. — because Turkey has made Armenian Genocide denial part of its national identity, and we’re dependent on Turkey’s support for our broader mideast policies.

The Key War on Terror Propaganda Tool: Only Western Victims Are Acknowledged

The Key War on Terror Propaganda Tool: Only Western Victims Are Acknowledged

It shouldn’t take the drone-killing of a U.S. citizen to cause a mainstream discussion of how reckless these killings are. But it does. That, by itself, should cause a serious examination of the mindset behind all of this.

Lethal Injection Problems Lead States to Re-Adopt “Gruesome” Execution Methods

Lethal Injection Problems Lead States to Re-Adopt “Gruesome” Execution Methods

As a key death penalty case looms before the U.S. Supreme Court, states have turned to the firing squad, electric chair and lethal gas for carrying out executions.

When Will Obama Apologize for All the Other Innocent Victims of Drone Strikes?

When Will Obama Apologize for All the Other Innocent Victims of Drone Strikes?

Obama essentially said, “I’m only going to mourn if a Westerner is killed,” says a Pakistani lawyer for drone victims.

The Word That Cannot Be Uttered (It’s Drones)

If they cannot even say the word, how can they even begin to tell the truth?