How much of the drone war being waged by the United States in Yemen is targeting actual al Qaeda fighters? And how much of it is targeting fighters, who are opposed to the current regime led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 22, 2014 2:05 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 22, 2014 1:02 pm|
Thanks to a strange series of coincidences marijuana legalization could now be what helps Democrats narrowly maintain control of the Senate — even though not one Senate Democrat is willing to publicly support this popular change yet.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 22, 2014 12:07 pm|
In 1971, eight Americans engaged in an act of nonviolent disruption and broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania to steal files. The film, 1971, which tells this story, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 18.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:02 am|
It was kind of inevitable wasn’t it? After annihilating the movement to regulate carbon emissions the fossil fuel industry, most prominently Koch Industries, is going after the solar industry.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 22, 2014 10:00 am|
Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:57 am|
According to Gallup, skepticism about global warming has effectively become a tribal signifier among Republicans. This is what it looks like when an issue becomes fully politicized by party. On this issue a person’s partisan leaning is now more important than age, gender, income or education when it comes to how you see the issue.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:02 am|
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Governor, Republican and presidential-candidate wannabe Rick Scott. Scott, since 2011, has been trying to mandate random drug tests for some 85,000 state workers because, yeah, drugs are bad or something. Scott’s executive order did not apply only to employees, such as drivers or pilots, whose duties might in fact be severely affected by drug use. Everybody, from receptionists to scuba divers, would be subject. By refusing to reopen the case, the Supreme Court agreed that Scott’s order was so broad as to violate Constitutional protections against unwarranted search and seizure.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:53 am|
While the accord in Geneva is in doubt after violence that broke out on Easter, the US reiterated its expectation that Russia live up to the deal or face more sanctions. A US official said Russia had “days, not weeks” to comply with the agreement.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 21, 2014 1:45 pm|
In the midst of a thirty-month prison sentence at the federal correctional institution of Loretto Pennsylvania, former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou has written a letter where he reports that his children were told they had to leave the visitors room because it was “overcrowded.” Kiriakou immediately saw this as an act of retaliation for writing letters from prison.
|By: DSWright Monday April 21, 2014 1:10 pm|
One of Governor Chris Christie’s key advisors, Mike DuHaime, has been cited as the common link between the different Christie officials and staff that are known to be involved in the illegal lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. DuHaime is cited in a recent report issued by Christie’s lawyers to have been in communication with Bridget Kelly, Bill Stepien, and David Wildstein.