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The Vast Right-wing Conspiracy

Peter Clothier | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Those words continue to haunt my memory -- words for which Hillary Clinton was roundly mocked in 1998 but which sound uncomfortably prescient today. ...

JFK Assassination Secrets Still Hidden: Jesse Ventura | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

Eighty percent of the American people still refuse to believe the Warren Commission’s conclusion that President Kennedy was murdered by one “lone ...

Academe's Adversarial Culture

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

Far from a grand us-versus-them conspiracy, the scenario you will find without fail in every institution will be the same: Each administrator arguing vociferously and tenaciously for his or her faculty, staff, and programs.

The World's Powerful People Just Met in Secret -- And We Have No Clue What They Discussed

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Founded more than half a century ago, the Bilderberg Group haunts the minds of conspiracy theorists but is almost nonexistent in the consciousness of the average person.

Alleged Cole Bombing Mastermind Scheduled to Appear in Court -- 13 Years Later

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The alleged mastermind of that attack, a 48-year-old Saudi Arabian named Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, still has not been brought to justice. Yet the U.S. government has held him in custody for over a decade.

I Have a Conspiracy Theory Too: Tea Party Deliberately Entrapped IRS to Trigger Phony Crisis.

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Conspiracy theories are the special province of the right-wing, raised to new levels of sophistication and then brought to our shores from, as FDR called them, the "European dictatorships."

2012's Biggest Conspiracy Theories | Posted 02.26.2013 | Weird News

It was a big year for conspiracists, according to TruTV, which is counting down the top conspiracy theories of 2012. Or are they?...

The Saddest and Most Expensive Home Movie Ever Made: On Zapruder's JFK Assassination Film

Alex Pasternack | Posted 01.24.2013 | Media
Alex Pasternack

In many ways, the video prefigured all sorts of American pastimes, from widespread paranoia about government to a loss of faith in photographic truth and the news media, from the acceptance of graphic violence to newer concerns about copyright.

Tuesday Theories and Progressive Plots

Christopher Caen | Posted 12.16.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

With the presidential elections just around the corner, conspiracies abound, debate strategies, facial expressions and everything means more than it actually does.

50 Conspiracy Theories For 50 States

HP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Weird News

By Justine Kirkpatric EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have an ongoing mission to document the latest in conspiracy theory. To that end, t...

Haiti Frees 2 Jailed Americans

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two Americans locked up for almost two months in a Haitian prison for their alleged roles in a pro-army demonstration we...

Making a Squackett: Conversations With Chris Squire & Steve Hackett, Plus Documentarian John Edginton on Wish You Were Here

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Are The NBA Finals Rigged? Conspiracy Theories Bouncing Around | Posted 06.21.2012 | Weird News

There might be more wacky conspiracy theories bouncing around the NBA than basketballs. In a league where team efforts take a backseat to individu...

D.M. Levine

Goldman Sachs Looms As Rajat Gupta Fraud Trial Begins | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs haunts the insider trading case against one of the Wall Street bank's former directors, Rajat K. Gupta. As Gupta's federal fraud trial o...

Are These Strange Sounds Heard In The Sky A Hoax? | Posted 04.04.2012 | Weird News

We're only a month into 2012 and already there are a mass amount of YouTube videos capturing bizarre sounds that are being heard around the globe. ...

Conspiracy Wingnuts Hail 'News of the Obama World'

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 03.08.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

"The secret is finally out! Mitt Romney has confirmed what many of us already knew -- Barack Obama is not of this Earth!" Niles Bledsoe feels vindic...

Case Reveals Potential Tax Evasion Links At Swiss Banks

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

* Indictment of 3 Wegelin bankers highlights ties * Inter-bank links key to U.S. tax evasion crackdown * Authorities eye...

To Herman Cain: I Am the "Democrat Machine"

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.14.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

The details of the scheme were contrived by me and two other grassroots activists including my wife (who bakes cookies for our local Democratic club fundraisers), and a guy named Tim who I met at Lenscrafters.

Was Van Gogh Murdered? | Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

Having won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for biography for "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith will be back in bookst...

Radley Balko

House Bill Would Apply U.S. Drug Policy Globally | Radley Balko | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign s...

'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Granted Delay In Conspiracy Trial

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

BOSTON -- A federal judge has granted a request from the longtime girlfriend of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to delay the start of h...

Cops: Mother Tried To Sell Newborn For Trip To Disney World

Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Police say a Delaware mother of three attempted to sell her newborn baby for $15,000 so she could take her other two children to Disney World. Brid...

Former GOP Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Corruption

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The onetime speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight criminal charges stemming f...

HBO Actress Will Plead Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

AP | By SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

BALTIMORE -- An actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's "The Wire" pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute heroin, caught...

Living Off The Grid And Growing Organic

Daniel Klein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

We weren't sure what to expect when we drove 12 miles into a Canyon in Utah to meet 70 year old twins, living off the grid, growing organic vegetables...