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This year is the tenth anniversary of the end of
apartheid in South Africa, the fortieth anniversary of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme
Court's ruli

The same political figures
who engineered the current debacle in Iraq are now trying to blame
the United Nations for more than $10.1 billion worth of oil revenue
they claim Saddam Hussein d

When faced with criticism, accuse. That seems to be
Attorney General John Ashcroft's rule of political survival.

Because no silver bullet could have stopped
This horrifying deed from being done,
We cannot blame those dozing on the job
For never even loading up the gun.

(George W. Bush explains the interview arrangements he's made with the 9/11 Commission)

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

When testimony came from Richard Clarke, he
Inspired White House spokesmen to get snarky,
Because, with words combining bite and bark, he

The September 11 commission has become mired in partisan bickering, as questions go unasked and new revelations are overwhelmed by the noise.

Blogs

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

December 3, 2010

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

December 3, 2010

When officials refuse to act, whistleblowers need "a safety valve."

October 17, 2010

The military's most elite, secretive force has started advertising for highly-sensitive positions on public jobs sites. Is this 'Preparing the Battlefield' 2.0?

August 25, 2010

Kucinich's legislation says: "No one, including the President, may instruct a person…to engage in, or conspire to engage in, the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen."

August 5, 2010

The much-hyped Washington Post series on privatized intelligence fails to effectively take on contractor involvement in assassinations, renditions and torture.

July 20, 2010

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010

It's unlikely that Shahram Amiri was kidnapped and tortured. But it's not out of the question that he didn't want to be part of a propaganda campaign involving exaggerated or fake intelligence.

July 14, 2010

Intelligence veteran Robert Grenier, who worked covertly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, recently offered a rare glimpse into the world of  privatized intelligence, Blackwater and the CIA assassination program.

July 7, 2010

The Los Angeles Times reports that the administration is considering using Bagram to hold terrorism suspects from countries such as Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.

June 9, 2010