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VA Scandal Is Bipartisan

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is indecent that preventable casualties during combat have been followed by preventable casualties during treatment. Let's all take responsibility and end this bipartisan shame with bipartisan solutions. The best politics is to do what is right for the vets, not the politicians.

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

NBC News Fires Back Against Serious Allegations

Posted 02.29.2012 | Media

NBC News released a statement on Wednesday firing back at a report that a controversial former general was secretly briefing the network on war with I...

Controversial Former General Privately Briefing NBC News Execs On War With Iran | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media

Apparently, not only does NBC continue to present McCaffrey to its viewers as some sort of objective analyst, but NBC News executives use him as some...

Shadow Elite: Eisenhower's Dark Vision Realized - The Military-Industrial Complex At 50

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

While Eisenhower was certainly dead-on about the big picture of the military-industrial complex, we can imagine even he might be surprised by the dirty details of how that "complex" has evolved since his farewell speech in 1961.

10 Shadow Elitists of the Decade

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan


Is Marijuana Addictive? Does It Matter?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

As the effort by drug policy reform advocates to achieve their holy grail -- the legalization of a formerly illegal substance (marijuana) in a leading...

Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

Clinton, Bush And Obama Drug Czars Come Out Against California's Marijuana Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy over the previous 3 administrations penned a cooperative op-ed Wednesday in opposition to ...

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

How We Won the War on Drugs, Repeatedly, and How to Win the Afghanistan War

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

So here's how you succeed as commander in the Afghanistan War, General Petraeus. You stay a reasonable length of time, then get your butt out of there and blame all subsequent failures on your successor.

Shadow Elite: The Spy Who Came in From... Wall Street?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

What are we to make of the BIA? Is it an offshoot of the CIA? As they trundle back and forth between Wall Street and Washington, does the information the CIA officers glean in one venue seep into the other?

Surge In Casualties Predicted From Afghanistan War

Army Times | Gina Cavallaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans should prepare to accept hundreds of U.S. casualties each month in Afghanistan during spring offensives with enemy forces. The dire forecas...

Is The Government In Charge, Or Is It The Shadow Elite?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 01.04.2012 | Books
Janine R. Wedel

There was a time when Americans could have more confidence in the objectivity of the experts who advised government and pronounced on issues of vital importance.

Laura Bassett

Networks Still Hosting Military Analysts Without Identifying Massive Conflicts Of Interest | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Major television networks continue to host retired generals as military analysts without alerting viewers to their extensive ties to defense contracto...

The First HuffPost Book Club Pick of 2010: Shadow Elite by Janine Wedel

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

My first HuffPost Book Club selection of 2010 is Janine Wedel's Shadow Elite, a gripping book that explains why it's been so hard to bring about any real change in America.

Drug Policy Reform: Is the Timing Perfect, or Are We Ahead of the Times?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Are those of us who seek changes in the American approach to drugs whistling in the dark, or is now the time to strike?

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 27, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I quite liked Mark McKinnon's piece in The Daily Beast, today, about Twitter "jumping the shark." I especially liked his admonition that we all must ...

Jason Linkins

NBC Defends Its Embrace Of Military Flack In Email | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I just get lost in wonderment when I peruse the email obtained by Salon's Glenn Greenwald from NBC News' Allison Gollust to David Barstow over his recent front page piece detailing how Pentagon/private-sector flack Barry McCaffrey appeared on NBC News forever and ever without news consumers ever once receiving details on his many entanglements and conflicts of interest.

The IFC Media Project: Bill Kristol & Pentagon Propaganda

Meghan O'Hara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Meghan O'Hara

Ideology is no excuse for the Pentagon's bad behavior and it's an even worse excuse for a spirit of journalism that routinely fails to tell the whole story.

Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Obama shouldn't make the mistake that Bill Clinton did and install a drug czar who will ignore science and push dogma.

Secret "War on Terror" Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

This news will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently denied claims that it operated a secret prison on Diego Garcia.

Military Propaganda Pushed Me Off TV

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

The major TV networks were not hoodwinked by a Pentagon propaganda scheme. No government agency forced MSNBC to repeatedly feature the hawkish generals unopposed.