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Letters Prompt anthrax scares across Alabama

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Envelopes containing white powder set off anthrax scares in five Alabama cities, shutting down two federal courthouses Monday...

Senate Anthrax Scare: Letter To Reid On Health Care From Former Surgeon General Shuts Down Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Biolabs Multiplying Like Rabbits: A Clear and Present Danger

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The dangers posed by biolabs often fly under the radar, but that may be changing. The public would do well to question the knee-jerk "security at all costs" policy of the federal government.

I Must Have Anthrax, The Internet Says So

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

It is okay to research and gather information when various symptoms present themselves, but avoid self-diagnosis. Leave diagnosis up to your primary care physician or medical specialist.

Something You Should Know About Profits, Vaccines and Tort Reform

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

More research needs to be done on the companies supplying the vaccines for the troops. They and their well-connected investors are subsidized by the government, which supplies troops for human testing.

Scottish Heroin Contaminated With Anthrax

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Contaminated heroin may have caused an anthrax outbreak among drug addicts in Scotland, killing six people and infecting 12 in total, h...

Anthrax Scare: Suspicious Powder Sent To French, Austrian, Consulates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent to three foreign consulates in Manhattan on Monday, but initial tests suggested the ...

A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

Zimbabwe's Poor Healthcare System Causing Humanitarian Crisis

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

The collapse of Zimbabwe's health system has created a humanitarian crisis where people are already suffering from a crippling hyperinflation and severe food, fuel and currency shortages.

10 Lessons from Anvil!, the Greatest Heavy Metal Band You've Never Heard Of

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Who would have thought the feel good movie of the year stars fifty-year old heavy metal has-beens?

I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Where is all the furor over the $12 billion sent over to Iraq as pallets of cash, which then simply disappeared into that trillion dollar rat hole without accounting or explanation?

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

How To Fell the News Media

Libby Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Libby Mitchell

There is a secret weapon that could be utilized to bring down every news organization in the world. Brilliant in simplicity, relatively easy to make, ...

Tom Daschle: Friend to Many Autism Families

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

Senator Daschle is not anti-vaccine, but his record shows his willingness to question -- and even oppose -- vaccine makers and big pharmaceutical interests when it comes to protecting the rights of American medical consumers.

FBI: Anthrax Hoaxes From California Man Still In Mail

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — A California man suspected of mailing more than 120 hoax anthrax letters to media outlets was interviewed previously by the FBI ...

New York Times Receives Envelope With "White Granular Substance"

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — An employee of The New York Times opened a letter Wednesday containing a white powder that officials later said was harmless. The di...

10 Chase Banks Hit With Letter Threats, Some With White Powder

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Ten branches of Chase (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) bank in Colorado and Oklahoma received threatening let...

Jason Linkins

Wall Street/Iraq War Mashup | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surprisingly little separates what's happening to the financial market and what happened during the run-up to the Iraq War, many years ago. Both are ...

Friday Night's Debate: How Obama Can Deliver the KO

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

I believe foreign policy is McCain's weak spot, one that has not been exploited, but one that I believe Obama will pounce on on Friday night.

Leahy: Anthrax Suspect Did Not Act Alone

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly...

Scientist Whose Anthrax Analysis Was Used To Link Spores To Iraq Had No Background In Bacteria

LA Times | David Willman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An acclaimed government scientist who assisted the federal investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings said Tuesday that he erred seven y...

The Passengers Gossip as the Ship Sinks: An Open Letter

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

A nation sinking cannot afford to play gotcha with something as unimportant as a vanilla sexual affair of a man not in any office of power and whose reputation is otherwise entirely solid.

Is Karl Rove the Anthrax Killer?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The atmosphere of terror that these attacks helped build allowed Rove to temporarily win the political dominance he'd always craved.

The Anthrax Perpetrator and the Arkansas Shooter Were Taking Antidepressants

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

It was recently disclosed that two murderers, one extremely notorious, were probably taking antidepressants at the time of their crimes, but hardly an...

Terror from the Inside

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our "reason" for developing an arsenal of biological weapons is that the US needs to learn how to prevent attacks from deranged outsiders. Now we have another reminder that the enemy may be us.