In America today no good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed unrewarded. One of the co-authors of the notorious “Torture Memos”, John Yoo, has been awarded an endowed faculty chair at University of California Berkeley School of Law. Apparently undermining the US Constitution and the rule of law by justifying torture was such an achievement that Yoo warranted special recognition.
|By: DSWright Friday July 11, 2014 12:28 pm|
|By: DSWright Monday June 30, 2014 6:45 am|
The Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS) has renamed itself the “Islamic State” and claims to have established a caliphate in parts of what are still recognized as Syria and Iraq under international law. The Islamic State says they expect all Muslims to recognize and respect their authority. The consequence for not accepting said authority is death.
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday June 13, 2014 9:14 am|
The events unfolding now in Iraq are inevitable. They are the latest iteration of all the good we failed to do from day one of America’s ill-fated invasion in 2003.
|By: DSWright Monday May 5, 2014 10:57 am|
Though it may be in vogue among elite media to try and rehabilitate Bush era disgraces, Rutgers University students and faculty decided they would rather maintain their integrity than soil their hands with the blood and corruption of former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
|By: DSWright Friday May 2, 2014 11:28 am|
It is no surprise that Bush agreed to this complimentary interview, what still makes no sense is why was CNN interested?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 31, 2014 2:40 pm|
As senators push to have at least parts of the completed study declassified (particularly what senators found in their investigation), the CIA refuses to accept that torture did not help the country hunt down bin Laden.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 20, 2014 8:36 am|
Kenneth Pollack, who has worked for the CIA and the National Security Council, was a prime advocate for the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq. He published a book called “The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq” that was considered widely to be a very convincing case that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction or was close to obtaining them. But Pollack, like many other war advocates who populated the airwaves of US media in the months prior to invasion, was wrong.
|By: DSWright Monday March 3, 2014 6:56 am|
Funny things happen when you foment an uprising. After factions in Western Ukraine overthrew the Russian backed government, Russia has responded by invading parts of Eastern Ukraine, specifically the Crimea, which is dominated by Russian speakers and those friendly to Russian influence. The invasion sparked a rhetorical threat from President Obama that there would be “consequences” for Russia though he never made exactly clear what that meant as numerous observers questioned what Obama even could do.
|By: David Swanson Saturday February 8, 2014 1:59 pm|
William Blum would be a national treasure if outgrowing nationalism weren’t part of the process of learning from William Blum.
William Blum would be president if we had any sense.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:19 pm|
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement being finalized between the United States and eleven other countries largely avoids strengthening environmental protections, according to a leaked environmental chapter from the agreement that was published by WikiLeaks.