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Conspiracy

Life Sentence for Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Is Hardly 'Soft' on Terrorism

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Critics have expressed legitimate concerns about U.S. conspiracy law, saying it's too easy to convict some people accused of low-level terrorist assistance and sentence them to hard time in highly restrictive prisons. But the claim that the U.S. prison system gives terrorists rights that ought to be reserved for U.S. citizens is simply impossible to support.

The Killing Factor: When Conspiracy Becomes the Mainstream

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

While I plan on reading O'Reilly's take in Killing Patton, I also expect to find the rehashing of older speculations in a "bold and fresh" O'Reilly-Dugard style. An approach that can once again land O'Reilly -- God bless -- with more books sold, but very little new truth revealed.

The Problem With the '75 Percent of Lesbians Are Fat' Statistic

Jodi Savitz | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

As long as this statistic is being touted as a scientifically proven fact, we have a problem. It is daily espousing a condescending correlation between lesbian identity and unhealthy weight. This notion is and will continue to affect the physical and emotional well-being of many a queer girl, both young and old.

Guilty Plea Expected By Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friend

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the dead...

Why Conspiracy Theories Take Hold In Russia

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Eliot Borenstein

The brilliance of Putinism lies in the regime's management of the public's habitual cynicism by appropriating the tools of conspiracy-mongering.

Is This Why We Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The idea of conspiracy theories may sound ridiculous to some, but it turns out they're more popular than you thought. A study conducted by Univers...

'Silence Patton': First Victim of the Cold War

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise...

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

"The Blonde": A Talk With Anna Godbersen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.

Bin Laden Relative Could Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Thousands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.

Sebastian Murdock

UFO Conspiracy Theorist Says Child Porn Charges Are Gov. Conspiracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

On a sunny day in April 2013, police swarmed a suburban Colorado home to execute a search warrant on suspicion of child pornography. Their suspect, a ...

The Trial of Bin Laden's Son-in-Law and Why Not to Torture a Terrorist

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

To an American observer, that may sound astonishing. Why would he just confess? In fact, that happens all the time in these cases. The key, it seems, is in according the captive respect -- conveying an acknowledgement of his humanity and his right to humane treatment.

America's UFO Capital Threatened by Invasion of Neo-Nazis

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.28.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

With its flying saucer-themed diners and it's proximity to Area 51, the town of Rachel, Nevada has been the UFO capital of America for at least 25 yea...

Conspiracy Theorist Proves John F. Kennedy Never Existed

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Kennedy Family itself was invented in the 1840s by The Finger, a consortium that included oil speculators, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Freemasons, Whigs, and extraterrestrials from the Phoenix Dwarf and Triangulum Galaxies.

Progressives Call For Republican Leaders To Be Arrested For Sedition

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The 16-day shutdown of the federal government has finally come to an end, but many Americans are still furious about what they perceive as a GOP-spons...

The House Stenographer's Favorite Bible Verses

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

Dianne Reidy, a stenographer for the House of Representatives, made several religious references in an unexpected tirade moments after Congress passed...

JFK Assassination Exhibit Shows Off Bloody Clothes

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Your eyes instinctively seek the holes in the vintage 1960s black wool men's business suit. The white cotton d...

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

TruTV.com | 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

TruTV.com | 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.