Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, promoting her new book on her four years in the State Department, was on NPR’s “Fresh Air” for a wide-ranging interview. She was asked about former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and again Clinton refused to admit that Snowden had any positive impact in the United States.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 13, 2014 10:29 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 24, 2014 1:35 pm|
Since Stevens is no longer in office he has no direct power over federal policy, but his opinions still carry significant intellectual weight among federal politicians, scholars and people in the media.
|By: Kit OConnell Monday April 14, 2014 7:35 pm|
Many residents of North America, and a few in South America, will be able to see a total lunar eclipse tonight — the first of 2014.
|By: Kit OConnell Friday December 27, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Bread & Puppet Theater turned 50 years old in 2013.
|By: EdwardTeller Thursday October 31, 2013 2:00 pm|
The push-back against Max Blumenthal for Goliath is reminiscent to the reception of The Israel Lobby. One might say, though, that the militant Zionist hits against the new book are informed somewhat by what Zionist commentators have learned from Walt and Mearsheimer’s book.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday September 7, 2013 12:52 pm|
Didn’t anyone realize the importance of Zarif’s perception of what Iranians have undergone because of the probably inaccurate portrayal of a recently term-limited bogeyman?
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 7, 2013 5:20 pm|
When the person charged with carrying out the drug war is publicly admitting it has serious problems, it is a real sign that reformers are successfully changing the public narrative. Admitting there is a problem is the first step towards actually solving it.
|By: TomThumb Monday April 8, 2013 11:20 am|
Recently, Planet Money at NPR, wrote a hit-piece accusing the disabled of fraudulently obtaining benefits through SSI and SSDI. Contagion followed and other pundits compounded the NPR error by repeating the falsehoods. But now we have WSJ ‘piling on’ to blame the disabled for leaving the workforce and creating a sluggish economy. The disabled are the designated ‘bad guys.’
|By: Michelle Chen Friday March 29, 2013 5:55 am|
A dramatic investigation aired this week by This American Life raised concerns about federal disability insurance with its portrayal of the system as dysfunctional, financially unsustainable and ballooning out of control.
But experts say the program omitted key evidence that the doubling of workers on disability insurance since 1995 has been driven by genuine need.
|By: TomThumb Thursday March 28, 2013 5:50 am|
In a piece meant to be a summary of six months of studying a spike in disability claims, NPR has ostensibly written a media white paper to expose moral turpitude among the recently disabled. The piece is titled “Unfit For Work.”
The kind of conclusions the writer for NPR arrives at are specious at best, and malignant at worst. The implicit assumptions are that many abled persons are applying for and receiving disability insurance benefits and that this is due to loss of jobs in a recessionary economy.