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Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

Paul Wolfowitz is Wrong on

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Gilfillan

I just finished reading Paul Wolfowitz' article on titled, "Think Again: Realism" and concluded that he is completely wrong.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

Neocons Salivate Over the Chance for Another Middle East War

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

"Standing up" for Mr. Mousavi would get him painted as an American puppet, a disaster for reformers.

Paul Wolfowitz: Obama's Silence Endorses Ahmadinejad | Paul Wolfowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's first response to the protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, almost neutral stance designed to avoid "meddling" in Ir...

She's Out There! Her Name Is Ingrid Schuster Tighe

Amy Sewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Sewell

The need for pragmatic and prudent leaders in both the military and politics was evident to me during my military service.

Sir Bob Geldof, Bono, Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly Should Lead on the Reform of the Levers of Foreign Assistance

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Chacko

Leading lights of the aid movement -- Geldof, Bono, Sachs and Easterly -- continue to bicker with politicians and amongst themselves without taking a visible role in reform of the levers of assistance.

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called ...

The Bush Presidency: Shakespearean Tragedy or Cruel Farce?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Unlike earlier failed presidents like Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, Bush does not seem to acknowledge or even recognize the destruction that he has wrought.

10 Ways To Spot a Neo Con

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Have facts to counter his? It won't matter, as Neo Cons rely on a tautological loophole that justifies pretty much anything.

Rewarding Those Who Got It Right

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Watch: Arianna Talks Blogging with Tavis Smiley Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich on Larry King Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich and Xmas Cookies on Morning Joe Watch: Arianna Debunks Obama Citizenship Rumors on Countdown Blagojevich: Character is Destiny

Obama's Growing Pro-Israel Cabinet Should Not Worry Allies of Just Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Obama's heart is one of fairness, justice and understanding. That he must surround himself with high profile and controversial pro-Israel champions is not a real concern.

Veterans' Families Cast a Vote for Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

I previously wrote an article about those who have served in our military, and the challenges facing them and their families. At that time, I intervi...

U.S. Justice Department drops "dirty bomb plot" allegation against Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisone...

Senator McCain's Fannie Problem

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Zoellick would have to comply with Congressional subpoenas to explain having headed the lobbying activities for Fannie Mae.

Putin's Lesson

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

As Putin watched the U.S plunge into two wars in the Middle East, he saw a power vacuum in his neighborhood. He was playing old-fashioned power politics while his "friend" Bush was trying to remake Arabia.

McCain's Premature Surge Adulation

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

McCain's failure of judgment, conscience, and courage during the rush to war cannot be erased. He turned his back on the only surge that might have spared us this: a surge before the invasion.

Con Games: Neocons I Have Known

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

Neoconservatism is about seeing everything as appeasement, no matter the size of the pea-shooter, and making the philosophy fit the crime, regardless of the consequences.

Neocons Busy Rewriting History On Iraq

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever since the Rumsfeld era at the Pentagon ended abruptly in the aftermath of the Democratic victory in the 2006 mid-term elections, the civilian haw...

Time 100 Attendees On Who They Most Want To Influence Mixed Media | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The event is about influence -- the Time 100 is supposedly the hundred most influential people of the year -- so I asked a few attendees about their o...

" data-beacon='{"p":{"lnid":"hdln"}}'>Wolfowitz: U.S. Was "Clueless On Counterinsurgency"

New York Sun | Eli Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Wolfowitz, in his first public remarks on the Iraq war in years, said the American government was "pretty much clueless on counterinsurgency" in ...

Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair Embarrassment The Latest In A Long Line That Includes Lohan, Hilton, Wolfowitz

New York Observer | Matt Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you may have already read, Miley Cyrus is totally embarrassed by the semi-topless (back view) photos printed of her in this month's Vanity Fair. In...

Wolfowitz Picked for Arms Control Panel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz will head a high-level advisory panel on arms control and disarmament, the State Department ...

Head Of World Bank Fraud Unit Resigns Amid Turmoil

New York Times | STEVEN R. WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Six months after taking over as president of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick faced new turmoil on Wednesday over a campaign against corruption in b...