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Who Should Be Trusted in the Iran Deal?

Dennis Jett | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Dennis Jett

Many commentators greeted the agreement with deep skepticism. They dismissed the two years of negotiations with a single assertion: the deal should be rejected because the other side cannot be trusted. Some of these naysayers are right. There is reason to doubt whether the United States can be trusted.

The Gary Webb Story: Still Killing the Messenger

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.20.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

For the first time the true story about the courageous investigative journalist, Gary Webb, is being told in movie theaters across the country where people can draw their own conclusions unhindered by the noise and static of establishment naysayers in the corporate media.

Ex-Con Who Ran Crazy Hostage Conspiracy Has A Bergdahl Theory

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

Former Lt. Col. Oliver North continued his campaign against the Obama administration on Friday, accusing officials of needlessly trading five detaine...

Friday Talking Points -- An Alternate Reality to Consider

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The talking points flying around this week have all been on a single subject -- the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier captured in the war in Afghanistan.

Ransom for Hostages: Have We Forgotten Ollie, Fawn and Iran Contra?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

Let's see if I can remember this correctly: Ronald Reagan not only agreed to pay ransom for 66 Americans being held hostage in the Mideast (Iran).

Political Insults: Cheap Shots or Do They Play an Important Role in American Politics?

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Politics is a funny business, and certainly not a good career choice for the thin-skinned. If you want to play in this game you've got to be prepared for highly insulting remarks not only about the positions you may hold, but about your personal life as well.

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

In Wake of Newtown, It's Time for America to Meet the NRA

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

As pundits cover the obstructionism and handwringing of high-profile NRA executives like David Keene, it's important to take a look at lesser-known NRA leaders and understand just how far to the fringe the organization has moved in recent decades.

Fox News Host's Column Comes Under Harsh Scrutiny

Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

Fox News host Oliver North has been accused of plagiarism. Michael Norman, a former New York Times reporter, told the Washington Post that he was ...

Marcus Baram

Bush Lied To FBI Director About Spying On Americans, Book Says | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush lied to FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office to protect White House programs that secretly eavesdropped on A...

Speaking of "Fast and Furious": NRA Leaders Well-Versed in Fomenting Foreign Conflicts

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA's sudden concern about the illegal trafficking of guns to dangerous people couldn't be more hypocritical. It turns out the NRA knows quite a bit about "wacked-out-schemes" that allow "evil people" to hurt "innocent citizens" in foreign countries.

WikiLeaks Exposes More Than Documents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.

Black Jack

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Jack Abramoff was a movie guy. The swagger; the big dreams; the restaurants; the silver-tongued philanthropy--a "you talkin' ta me" film quote machine...

C Street House Used Interns As Servants, Author Tells Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The C Street house is a $1.8 million Washington D.C. residence occupied by Congressional members of a religious organization known as The Family. Afte...

CREW, VoteVets File IRS, FTC Complaints Against Sean Hannity Charity Freedom Concerts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Freedom Concerts, Sean Hannity's scholarship charity for the children of fallen soldiers, has violated its charitable tax status, according to a Washi...

The Viagra of Victimhood

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

This week the New York Times caught the Democratic front runner for Chris Dodd's Senate seat lying about his non-existent service in Vietnam. It remin...

Phyllis Schlafly Drooling on My Shoulder and Other CPAC Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

The plane took off, and after awhile Schlafly's tightly coiffed head was resting on my shoulder. She lightly snored. Her usually vituperative red mouth was slightly open. And she was drooling.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Oliver North is a Nut

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

The Department of Defense hires 30,000 employees who will be accountable to the DoD rather than to Blackwater, and suddenly Oliver North worries too much money is being spent on the military.

The Freedom Cruise, Newt and the Gay Piano Player: Tales From Our Man-on-the-Inside

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's the Freedom Cruise and Conference, and it's been billed as a 10 Night Gems of the Baltic excursion at sea sponsored by the Freedom Alliance and the National Rifle Association. I

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.

Far Right Inaugurates Palin as "Their President"

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

In an unprecedented moment in history, Governor Sarah Palin was sworn in today by the far right wing of the Republican Party as the first female President of The Real America.

Guilt By Associations

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I decided to put together a list of people with frightening beliefs and/or criminal backgrounds that McCain and Palin are tied to. We should all push to make the traditional media really dig into these relationships.

John McCain's Terrorist Connections

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

In fact, McCain is the candidate for president who has close, direct, and recent connections to boldly "unrepentant terrorists," men who committed and have been convicted of acts far worse than those committed by Bill Ayers.

McCain Supporter Oliver North: Muslim Women Being Protected By Christian Men

FireDogLake | Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You may know that Rod Parsley, apocalyptic preacher in the Columbus, Ohio area, is a big McCain supporter. Well, so is Ollie North, known subverter of...