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Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

Supreme Court Blocks Parents Trying To Sue Over Daughter's Rape And Murder

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't let the family of a raped and murdered college girl sue the employer of her killers for her 1979 death. The hig...

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards.

Bringing Home 150 Troops From Afghanistan Would Fix Wisconsin's Budget "Crisis"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Scott Walker is using phony budget projections to manufacture a staged "fiscal emergency" in his state so that he can whack programs and political opponents.

Profit-Chasing Guns-for-Hire Are Killing Us in Iraq and Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The use of private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a few people very, very rich, but it's making the rest of us -- Americans and local civilians alike -- much less safe.

Con Games: Police State in Denver

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

There aren't too many things that make me want to blow my stack on the way to a ballgame but being an unwitting dirtbag in a police sting operation is...

State Department Probing "Lord Of The Flies" Atmosphere At Afghan Embassy

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A wide-ranging State Department inquiry into allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct among the private security contract...

US Embassy Guards Gone Wild In Kabul: Prostitution, Brawls, And Vodka Butt Shots

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics are...

Wackenhut Failed To Provide Security Vests To Holocaust Museum Guards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A union official says he asked for protective vests for guards at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum two years ago, but they never ...