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The Fake News Pledge and Colorado Politicians Who Need to Sign It

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Facebook and Google are taking a lot of heat for allowing falsehoods, packaged as news, to viralize across the internet, but lawmakers, who legitimiz...

Shantel VanSanten Says USA's new Shooter Scores a Bullseye -- and She's a Tough Grader

David Hinckley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she's still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a ...

NASA Scientists Still Unable To Locate Edge Of Trump's Stupidity

James Schlarmann | Posted 08.11.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Scientists at NASA have yet to locate the edge of Donald Trump's stupidity, even after over a year of campaign rallies and convention speeches.

Will Hillary Face Bill's Mandate Problem?

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will she be hounded by the accusation that she doesn't have a true "mandate" from the people?

Philippines' Duterte Takes Back Comments On Killing Journalists

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

MANILA (Reuters) - Denounced by journalists' groups for a comment that news people were "not exempted from assassination", Philippine President-elect ...

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

The Death of Malcolm Kerr, AUB President and Father of a Future NBA Coach

ADST | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
ADST

He was a brilliant scholar who focused on the Middle East and whose books were widely read by Arabists. His son Steve would later play for the NBA cha...

The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They're Coming for Your Democracy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 04.23.2016 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.

How The Media Covered Ronald Reagan's Attempted Assassination 35 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

President Ronald Reagan was shot during an attempted assassination 35 years ago, on March 30, 1981. News outlets immediately jumped into action, relyi...

Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

Who Is the U.S. Killing With Drones?

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

As the news broke on March 7, 2016, that U.S. drone strikes had killed 150 people in Somalia, the White House announced it will reveal, for the first time, the number of people killed by drones and manned airstrikes "outside areas of active hostilities" since 2009. This is a critical first step toward much-needed transparency. But it will not go far enough.

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Anthony Colombo | Posted 02.09.2017 | Crime
Anthony Colombo

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.

Five Ways the JFK Assassination Changed the World

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Garry Rodgers

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, 52 years ago. JFK's murder on November 22, 1963, might be the most significant, singular event that shaped modern history.

The Murder of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's Warrior for Peace

ADST | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
ADST

73-year old Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed on November 4, 1995 by three shots fired by an Israeli rightwing nationalist who opposed the Oslo Accords. The assassination of came at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv in favor of the Accords.

If An Islamist Had Stabbed Cologne Mayor, Germany Would Have Been Furious

Sebastian Christ | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Sebastian Christ

All German Muslims would have probably suffered from an inflamed climate if the Cologne assassin had been an Islamist.

A Possible Coup in Saudi Arabia Signals the End of US Dominance in the Mideast

David Oualaalou | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Should royal infighting reveal itself to the outside world, it'll mark the start of the end for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as we know it. Far-reaching consequences will resound not only economically and politically but religiously and geopolitically. How?

The Man Who Saved a President

Michael Putzel | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Michael Putzel

He waved to the small crowd with his right hand, then his left, and seemed to be turning toward me as six quick shots peppered the president and those around him. The smile on Reagan's face disappeared as Parr reached for the president's left shoulder and shoved him forcefully down and toward the open back door of the presidential limousine.

The Outsider: My Life In Intrigue: A Conversation With Frederic Forsyth

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.07.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Frederick Forsythe has mesmerized millions of readers and moviegoers with stories about assassinations, conspiracies, civil wars, the drug trade, mercenaries, and international intrigue.

Let It Shine

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine." These lines, from a traditional gospel spiritual song...

32-Year-Old Video Gains Half a Million Views on YouTube: The Remarkable Legacy of a Filipino Martyr

Jim Laurie | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Jim Laurie

It was 32 years ago, August 21st, 1983, that I witnessed a murder. I didn't actually see it, mind you. The gunshots. I was more an ear-witness than eyewitness. The victim was a 50-year-old politician named Benigno Aquino Jr. -- known to everyone in the Philippines by his nickname "Ninoy."

Mexico: Shooting the Messengers Will Leave Us All in the Dark

Carlos K. Zazueta | Posted 08.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Carlos K. Zazueta

This kind of crime deeply saddens us, but, what's worse, it spreads fear. As ordinary Mexicans, we deserve better. We deserve to see justice delivered. We are not going to be left blinded, silent and in the dark.

Skip -- More Than Sara Jane's Brother -- My Friend

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Geri Spieler

In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at The President: The Remarkable Story of The Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The book is about his sister, Sara Jane Moore, the middle-age mother who shot at President Gerald Ford in 1975 in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.01.2016 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.

Newspaper: 'No Bells Went Off' In Letter Suggesting Obama Be Executed

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media

The Daily Item, a Pennsylvania newspaper, has apologized for an opinion letter it published Monday that grossly suggested President Barack Obama shoul...