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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 | Food
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...

Diana Conspiracy Documentary To Premier At Cannes

The Independent | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

Brad Pitt, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Robert De Niro will walk down the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens this week. But the latest add...

Glenn Beck: Art Critic?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

To the dismay of survivalists everywhere, Glenn Beck announced last week that his screechy, preachy Fox news show would close up shop before the end o...

The Truth Just Might Be in Here

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Full disclosure: I'm a huge conspiracy buff. Not in the sense that I believe in UFOs, hybrid alien-human star babies, FEMA death camps or many of the...

Super Bowl Ad to Tackle 'Conspiracy'

Alyssa Jung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

If there's one thing Americans like just as much as football, it's a good conspiracy.

The Fed Works... for Chinese Workers

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

It is the committee of American central bankers who decide who gets money, and who doesn't. And it's been quite a long time since they decided in favor of American workers instead of Wall Street and China.

My Day in Dealey Plaza: Why JFK Was Killed by a Lone Assassin

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shermer

Is it really necessary to invent additional assassins of John F. Kennedy when it is obvious that one could have done the job? No. Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. QED.

Understanding Conspiracy: The Political Philosophy of Julian Assange

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Urizenus Sklar

One of the core goals of Assange's project is to dismantle what he calls conspiracies, but he doesn't mean 'conspiracy' in the usual sense of people sitting around in a room plotting some crime or deception.

In Defense of the Conspiracy Theory

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Carnell

It would be a net positive if schools offered classes in conspiratorial thinking where students would be required to create as many scenarios as possible to explain how a particular event could've unfolded.

Alleged Al Qaeda Terrorist Trial Begins This Week in NYC Courtroom

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani remains the only detainee from Guantanamo Bay to be brought to the United States. He's scheduled to go on trial starting this week in lower Manhattan.

Anti-Christmas Conspiracy Theory Finally Coming to Theaters

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Snyder

What is it about conspiracy theories -- the Kennedy assassination, Vince Foster, 9-11, the atheist conspiracy to destroy Christmas -- that transforms paranoia into legend? The following is not a fake trailer.

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

Last month, journalist Leslie Kean revealed shocking testimonials from government officials about unexplained behavior by unknown objects in the sky o...

Is the Obama Administration Guilty of a War Crime?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A new paper published today by an expert on international law and the laws of armed conflict, argues that the military commission trial of Omar Khadr is itself a war crime.

Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

The subject of UFOs -- of intense interest to the general public -- is no longer something that reputable journalists will feel they need to avoid or ...

Obama Starts Race War to Win Election: An Inquiry Into Conspiracy Theories, Part II

Sara Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Robinson

What's going on internally that makes conspiracy stories appealing to us as individuals? For one, most humans don't deal at all well with the cruel, capricious randomness of fate.

Sex, Lies and Islamist Videotape?

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

It sounds like the powers in place are using authoritarian tricks to stay in office. The whole Baykal sex tape story is novel for Turkey, but it's worryingly reminiscent of countries like Russia.

GOP, Democratic Senators Agree: Get Swine Flu Vaccination

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have recently spoken out against government direction on the H1N1 vaccine, saying that individual...