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Most Intelligence Office Employees Don’t Understand Their Mission

Among the many problems plaguing America’s intelligence operation is the fact that a majority of those working for the nation’s top spy agency don’t have a clear understanding of their mission, according to a highly critical report released Wednes...   read more

GM’s 50-Year Slide Finally Slips into the Red

No wonder General Motors went belly up. Nate Silver, in his political blog FiveThirty Eight, reviewed the operating margins of the legendary automaker from the 1950s to now. He found that GM has been headed for the junkyard for the past 50 years. ...   read more

World’s Most Powerful Laser Powers Up

Ever since scientists first split the hydrogen atom in the 1950s as part of the U.S. government’s nuclear weapons research program, experts have dreamed of developing a new, seemingly limitless energy supply through the process of fusion. This Jun...   read more

Spanish Court to Consider Torture Investigation of 6 Bush Officials

The Spanish judge who went after Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998 has now set his sights on former members of the Bush administration, arguing that they violated international law by justifying the use of torture against suspected terrori...   read more

Congress Approves Protection of 2 Million Acres of Wilderness

President Barack Obama will soon get the opportunity to sign into law the largest expansion of protected national wilderness since Bill Clinton’s first term in office. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act, approved by the House of Representative...   read more

Combat Brigades to Remain in Iraq Beyond “Withdrawal”

As previously reported in AllGov, there are loopholes in President Obama’s Iraq withdrawal plan that allow the United States to keep combat troops in Iraq long after the president promised he would. Now, Pentagon spokesmen have revealed some of th...   read more

Difficult Truths about Guantánamo

Writing for The Washington Note, Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell’s chief of staff while Powell was Secretary of State, has laid out seven  aspects of the Guantánamo debate that have been largely kept out of the media and thus out of th...   read more

Poor Economy Helps Military Recruiting

One winner in the economic downturn is the military, which has finally seen a five-year recruiting crisis come to an end. In February, all branches of the military met their recruiting goals, and the Army, which has been under the most stress,...   read more

Obama Asks American Bar Association to Resume Vetting Judicial Nominees

President Obama has reversed another policy of George W. Bush by asking the American Bar Association (ABA) to resume reviewing potential judicial nominees and to rate their qualifications. Beginning in 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Fed...   read more

U.S. Industrial Output at 61-Year Low: Here’s the Reason

The Federal Reserve reported Monday that in February the operating rate of U.S. factories dropped to 67.4% of capacity, the lowest level since 1948. Why is this a 61-year record? Because 1948 was the year the government started keeping records. Th...   read more

Single-Payer Health Care: A Solution In Search of Attention

As President Obama and his new administration attempt to reform the American health care system, one viable and desirable option is being kept off the table: single-payer health care. Single-payer health care is a financing system whereby the U.S....   read more

Who’s Next? Companies on Verge of Defaulting on Debt Payments

Moody’s Investors Service has issued a list of 283 “Bottom Rung” companies that are most at risk of defaulting on their debt payments. Moody’s expects 45% of these firms to default over the next 12 months. Among the most well-known of these high-r...   read more

A Growing Industry in Hard Times: Prisons

Even in the midst of a struggling economy, in which most states are facing budget deficits, the prison industry has continued to experience significant growth and increased funding. A recent report released by the Pew Center on the States, entitle...   read more

Leon Panetta Absolves CIA Torturers…Why?

On Thursday, CIA Director Leon Panetta sent an e-mail to CIA employees reassuring them that no one who engaged in torture would be held accountable as long as they were following orders. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Clinton sig...   read more

Unemployment Rate Highest Since Reagan

The current unemployment rate of 8.1% is the highest since December 1983. The Reagan Recession unemployment rate remained above 8.1% for 26 consecutive months and peaked at 10.8% in November and December 1982. Before Ronald Reagan left office, it ...   read more

Secret Bush Memos Released...And the Ones Still Hidden

The Justice Department publicly released nine highly controversial legal opinions, kept secret until now, which gave George W. Bush unchecked powers during his “war on terror.” The contents reveal that the Bush administration took the position bes...   read more
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Most Intelligence Office Employees Don’t Understand Their Mission

Among the many problems plaguing America’s intelligence operation is the fact that a majority of those working for the nation’s top spy agency don’t have a clear understanding of their mission, according to a highly critical report released Wednes...   read more

GM’s 50-Year Slide Finally Slips into the Red

No wonder General Motors went belly up. Nate Silver, in his political blog FiveThirty Eight, reviewed the operating margins of the legendary automaker from the 1950s to now. He found that GM has been headed for the junkyard for the past 50 years. ...   read more

World’s Most Powerful Laser Powers Up

Ever since scientists first split the hydrogen atom in the 1950s as part of the U.S. government’s nuclear weapons research program, experts have dreamed of developing a new, seemingly limitless energy supply through the process of fusion. This Jun...   read more

Spanish Court to Consider Torture Investigation of 6 Bush Officials

The Spanish judge who went after Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998 has now set his sights on former members of the Bush administration, arguing that they violated international law by justifying the use of torture against suspected terrori...   read more

Congress Approves Protection of 2 Million Acres of Wilderness

President Barack Obama will soon get the opportunity to sign into law the largest expansion of protected national wilderness since Bill Clinton’s first term in office. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act, approved by the House of Representative...   read more

Combat Brigades to Remain in Iraq Beyond “Withdrawal”

As previously reported in AllGov, there are loopholes in President Obama’s Iraq withdrawal plan that allow the United States to keep combat troops in Iraq long after the president promised he would. Now, Pentagon spokesmen have revealed some of th...   read more

Difficult Truths about Guantánamo

Writing for The Washington Note, Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell’s chief of staff while Powell was Secretary of State, has laid out seven  aspects of the Guantánamo debate that have been largely kept out of the media and thus out of th...   read more

Poor Economy Helps Military Recruiting

One winner in the economic downturn is the military, which has finally seen a five-year recruiting crisis come to an end. In February, all branches of the military met their recruiting goals, and the Army, which has been under the most stress,...   read more

Obama Asks American Bar Association to Resume Vetting Judicial Nominees

President Obama has reversed another policy of George W. Bush by asking the American Bar Association (ABA) to resume reviewing potential judicial nominees and to rate their qualifications. Beginning in 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Fed...   read more

U.S. Industrial Output at 61-Year Low: Here’s the Reason

The Federal Reserve reported Monday that in February the operating rate of U.S. factories dropped to 67.4% of capacity, the lowest level since 1948. Why is this a 61-year record? Because 1948 was the year the government started keeping records. Th...   read more

Single-Payer Health Care: A Solution In Search of Attention

As President Obama and his new administration attempt to reform the American health care system, one viable and desirable option is being kept off the table: single-payer health care. Single-payer health care is a financing system whereby the U.S....   read more

Who’s Next? Companies on Verge of Defaulting on Debt Payments

Moody’s Investors Service has issued a list of 283 “Bottom Rung” companies that are most at risk of defaulting on their debt payments. Moody’s expects 45% of these firms to default over the next 12 months. Among the most well-known of these high-r...   read more

A Growing Industry in Hard Times: Prisons

Even in the midst of a struggling economy, in which most states are facing budget deficits, the prison industry has continued to experience significant growth and increased funding. A recent report released by the Pew Center on the States, entitle...   read more

Leon Panetta Absolves CIA Torturers…Why?

On Thursday, CIA Director Leon Panetta sent an e-mail to CIA employees reassuring them that no one who engaged in torture would be held accountable as long as they were following orders. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Clinton sig...   read more

Unemployment Rate Highest Since Reagan

The current unemployment rate of 8.1% is the highest since December 1983. The Reagan Recession unemployment rate remained above 8.1% for 26 consecutive months and peaked at 10.8% in November and December 1982. Before Ronald Reagan left office, it ...   read more

Secret Bush Memos Released...And the Ones Still Hidden

The Justice Department publicly released nine highly controversial legal opinions, kept secret until now, which gave George W. Bush unchecked powers during his “war on terror.” The contents reveal that the Bush administration took the position bes...   read more
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