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Blog Post Archive

Marc Andreessen Calls Snowden Traitor, Doesn’t Want Democracy

Though Silicon Valley and the tech industry is generally known as being more liberal than other economic sectors it is worth noting that it too has its share of plutocrat reactionaries. Though venture capitalist Tom Perkins became the...Show More Summary

Dear New Yorkers, Did a Doctor Recently Vomit on You?

Ebola does not spread easily in a country with a functioning sanitation systems. Unfortunately, the nature of the disease makes people caring for the infected uniquely at risk, but everyone else has basically nothing to fear.

Whistleblowers, Protests, Investigations, OH MY!

Can you make a donation to help Firedoglake defray the costs of coverage and upgrades to the system? Twenty dollars? Ten dollars?

Amnesty International Delegation Releases Report on Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson, Missouri

When Ferguson, Missouri, was experiencing a crackdown by militarized police forces in August after a white police officer killed Mike Brown, Amnesty International made the unprecedented decision to deploy human rights observers to a city inside the United States. Show More Summary

Sen. Alexander (R-TN) Opposes Feds Interfering in State Marijuana Laws

Alexander is not the first traditional Republican from a red state to adopt this position. During a debate last month Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who is in a tough re-election fight, called marijuana legalization a “state issue” that should be decided locally not federally.

Republicans Welcome Ebola (Satire)

Giggling, the Chairperson of the Republican Party could barely contain himself when he learned a major hurricane was headed for the east coast of the United States. “Can anyone tell me if it’ll hit any blue states hard? We can always use some extra help I guess, but with ISIS and ebola, maybe that would be piling on. We live in great times.”

Please Support Independent Voices, Donate To Firedoglake

The truth does not lie somewhere between Fox News and MSNBC, it lies outside of the matrix of establishment tribal power plays posing as battles of ideas and can only be gleaned from hearing voices outside the orthodoxy. This is why having independent voices like Firedoglake (and others) is so important. Show More Summary

GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

If Democrats want to keep control of the Senate this race is a must win at this point.

Iraqi Army ‘Months Away’ From Being Able To Take On ISIS, US Campaign To Take Years

Though hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars went into forming, training, and equipping the Iraqi National Army it only took a few weeks for ISIS to cripple the force – stealing a good deal of military equipment and sending Iraqi soldiers into the wind. Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Confused on why the U.S. is supporting the Kurdish Workers' Party in Syria despite classifying the PKK as a terrorist group? Well no worries, as international politics are never so simple. - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) called for Whisper...Show More Summary

Must be one of those “y-ending” days

Given the unimpeachable integrity of the claimants, it is hard to believe that FoxNews failed to stretch it’s string of time without a factual error beyond the then-existing 7 consecutive minutes when this was proclaimed...

Late Late Night FDL: Masquerade Waltz

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra -- Masquerade Waltz (Aram Khachaturian composer).

Late Night: Dance Off!

While seminarians at the North American College in Rome, the Rev. David Rider, 29, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, performed during a fundraiser. A guest filming the after-dinner entertainment captured the dance-off.

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 23 Oct 2014

Everywhere. Are oil prices plummeting because of “increased US production, slowing economies in Europe and China and steady production from... Opec”? Or an attempt to put the squeeze on Russia and Iran? Or is Saudi Arabia sitting out...Show More Summary

Voters Like Democrats But Think They Are Incompetent

In The Prince, Machiavelli advised it is safer to be feared than loved. In American politics it seems it is better to be seen as competent than liked.

War Culture

According to a book by George Williston called This Tribe of Mine: A Story of Anglo Saxon Viking Culture in America, the United States wages eternal war because of its cultural roots in the Germanic tribes that invaded, conquered, ethnically...Show More Summary

Justice Department Rejects Key Reforms to FBI Whistleblower Regulations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is considering an array of new procedures that may modestly improve protections for whistleblowers, however, the Justice Department rejected a number of key reforms that “whistleblower advocates” have...Show More Summary

Last Month’s Anti-Pot Poll in Colorado Appears to Have Been a Fluke

Last month prohibitionists aggressively highlighted a Suffolk poll showing a majority of likely midterm voters in Colorado don't support the new marijuana law, but now it looks increasingly clear that poll result was a fluke.

Looking for Firedoglake

Firedoglake and I spent several years looking for each other. In my final months at the State Department, just before getting pushed out because of my whistleblowing, Firedoglake was one of the web sites firewalled from our desktop computers because of its Wikileaks content. Show More Summary

Governor Christie Says GOP Needs to Win in Order to Control ‘Voting Mechanisms’

Just in case it was not clear how the GOP plans to win elections despite having a shrinking demographic, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie decided to remove any doubt – rigging the vote. In an amazingly honest speech to the US Chamber of Commerce Governor Christie said that the GOP had to control the voting process if they were to succeed in 2016.

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