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How many Americans have prayed for the victims of 12 years of senseless persecution, locked in cages in Guantanamo?
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been enduring a court-martial for well over a year now and in that time I have been covering the proceedings at Fort Meade extensively. That coverage has been possible because of you. Every dollar donated to help fund coverage of Bradley Manning has helped transform me into a foremost journalist on one of the biggest cases in military justice history.
Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.
The answers given by Attorney General Eric Holder during his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon certainly make it appear like his decision to recuse himself was a gutless decision, one he made because he knew when the press discovered the Associated Press had their phone records secretly seized they would be collectively outraged.
The horrific collapse last month of a Bangladeshi garment factory, which claimed the lives of 1,127 people, has sparked appropriate global outrage, with advocates, pundits and politicians calling for tougher laws to protect exploited...Show More Summary
As you may have noticed over the past few days this blog, as part of the FDL mothership, was being held internet-incommunicado because technology sucks. As a result, we were not able to hold President NObama accountable for all of his...Show More Summary
According to a new study in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, medical marijuana could potentially help people who suffer from Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. The State may have started the ball rolling on bringing an end to Bitcoins in America with Iowa based startup Dwolla. The virtual crypto-currency has been a thorn in the government's side ever since the currency crossed the billion dollar mark. Show More Summary
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A swamp in Faulkner County, Arkansas -- an area despoiled by fracking and a recent Exxon tar sands spill. There are few better examples of a "sacrifice zone" for ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel industry at-large...Show More Summary
2:00 PM Rep. Nadler appropriately highlighted how GOP members of the committee called for aggressive prosecution of those responsible for leaks last year. They wanted to subpoena reporters, bring them before grand juries and jail them if they did not answer questions. Now, they are upset about the DoJ seizing AP records. But, he said let’s [...]
House Republicans are having their 37th vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act today. As Speaker John Boehner explained the reason for the vote is purely political. While during the previous Congress voted repeatedly on repealing Obamacare there are many newly elected Democratic and Republican members of Congress who are not officially on record.
One of the assertions continually made by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at yesterday's press briefing regarding the AP Spying scandal was that President Obama believed in "unfettered" investigative journalism. The evidence Carney offered for this assertion was Obama's support for a shield law that died in 2010.
The most amazing part of the press conference yesterday is when Attorney General Eric Holder turned the fear mongering up to 11 in trying to defend the way his department went after the AP's phone records. From Holder (via WSJ)
The petitions that Mr. Delgaudio allegedly delivered to Congress must be printed on virtual paper, because the stacks of pizza boxes supposedly housing them are so light that they seem almost weightless when carried (0:06-0:12), and bob and sway when Mr. Delgaudio rests his hand upon them (1:29-1:46). Watch the video, right.
The Internal Revenue Service decided to target conservative groups for higher scrutiny while processing mainstream liberal groups without incident a review of IRS data shows. The IRS had already confirmed earlier allegations of political bias.
? “Guantanamo hunger strikers subject to harsh new method of force feeding. Lawyers for inmates say humiliating body searches instituted for prisoners who wish to talk to their representatives.” ? Bangladesh’s Minister for Textiles “announced...Show More Summary
I guess the Wurlitzer shall never die: The Internal Revenue Service, under pressure after admitting it targeted anti-tax Tea Party groups for scrutiny in recent years, also had its eye on at least three Democratic-leaning organizations seeking nonprofit status. One of those groups, Emerge America, saw its tax-exempt status denied, forcing it to disclose its [...]
Billy Connolly -- The Doctor Said What?.
The latest out of Moscow is really embarrassing. Had someone at the embassy or in the FSB been watching FX’s Reagan-era spy melodrama The Americans and actually thought this would work? It’s hard to believe even thirty years ago those wigs would have passed, but today? Come on, really?
Early last week, when it came out that British physicist Stephen Hawking had decided to not attend a late-spring conference in Jerusalem, he went quickly from being a cult hero in the Israeli high tech sphere to pariah. Although he has...Show More Summary