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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...

Loren Singer Dead: "Parallax View" Author Dies At 86

The New York Times | William Grimes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Loren Singer, whose 1970 conspiracy thriller, "The Parallax View," later made into a movie starring Warren Beatty, was one of the first novels to offe...

After Fatal Beating, Racial Tension, and Police Corruption, Shenandoah Inches toward Justice

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Amaya

In the case of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, a federal grand jury recently delivered indictments that included the commission of a hate crime, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and extortion.

New Year, New Country? What Arianna Is Reading Next

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

What Arianna is reading is not likely on the front tables of your local bookstore, nor is it on any bestseller list.

The Secret of Conspiracy

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Kaplan

Just as we want our success to be the result of skill, not luck, we prefer to be the victims of conspiracy rather than chance.

James Carville And Mary Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory, Couple Trade Barbs On TV

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, if loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John Kin...

Carville And Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory Couple Trade Barbs On TV

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, if loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John Kin...

James Carville And Mary Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory, Couple Trade Barbs (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, though loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John...

PPP national "birther"/"truther" poll

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling continues his interesting polling on political misperceptions in a new national poll (PDF) that was conducted Sept...

Labor Union Officials Charged In Bribery Probe

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The leader of a powerful labor union that recently endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his re-election campaign was charged Wednesday...

Seriously, Do You Know What Obama's Birth Certificate Says? Have You Seen It?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Curiously, conspiracies are not all that susceptible to ridicule.

9/11 and birther misperceptions compared

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Since the release of a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll showing that 28% of Republicans believe President Obama was not born in this country, Chris Matthe...

The Republican Summer Olympics of 2009

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Republicans' private embraces are often in complete contradistinction with their own oft-trumpeted, Biblically-mandated "moral" guidelines for the rest of us.

Conspiracy Theories Drain Our Political Energy -- and Lead Nowhere

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Conspiracy theories are theology disguised as investigation: no facts can permeate these certain stories about the world.

What Happens in Syria Stays in Syria

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Another bizarre incident was added to the string of assassinations and attacks that have plagued Syria for the past year. On October 26th an American ...

The Secretive Right-Wing Cabal That Met In Minneapolis To Vet Palin

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

The members of the Council for National Policy are the hidden hand behind McCain's Palin pick. CNP members have included Tony Perkins, James Dobson, Grover Norquist, Tim LaHaye and Paul Weyrich.

British "UFO" Hacker Faces 70 Years In US Prison For Military Breaches

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The AP reports: LONDON -- Britain's top court refused Wednesday to stop the extradition to the U.S. of a British hacker accused of breaking into Pent...

Jason Linkins

Scenes From The Lunatic Fringe: The Obama Birth-Certificate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're like me, and you follow the world of shut-ins and conspiracy whack jobs, you probably already know that there are people out there who belie...