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Source for Colin Powell’s Fake UN Claim of Iraq-al-Qaeda Connection Dies in Libyan Prison

Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, the man who told of a phony connection between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda while being tortured, has died in a Libyan prison, allegedly of suicide. Al-Libi was the unnamed source that former Secretary o...   read more

White Phosphorus: War of Blame Escalates in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has launched a full-scale public relations battle over an attack in Afghanistan last week that apparently involved a chemical outlawed by international treaties. At issue is who used white phosphorus on the people of Farah provin...   read more

Not Just Your Everyday Sleep Deprivation

Of all the torture techniques banned by President Barack Obama, the one that CIA leaders wanted most to retain was sleep deprivation. The reason was two-fold: sleep deprivation was both effective in getting suspected terrorists to talk, and it was...   read more

Memorial to a Massacre in Utah

After rejecting similar appeals for the past 10 years, the Mormon Church has agreed to encourage the Department of the Interior to grant National Historic Landmark status for Mountain Meadows, the southern Utah site where 120 pioneers were massacr...   read more

Pentagon Wary of Giving Israel Access to Stealth Jet Computers

Disagreements between the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Pentagon about access to computers continue to stall Israel’s order of 75 new F-35 stealth fighter jets manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Access to the F-35’s computer remains at the hear...   read more

Obama Backs Bush on Limiting Protection of Polar Bears

Much to the dismay of environmentalists, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) will not be employed by the Interior Department to protect the polar bear, whose habitat is rapidly disappearing as a result of global warming. The announcement by Interior ...   read more

First Obama-Era Military Commission Trial Scheduled

So much for giving Guantánamo detainees their day in federal court. In spite of President Barack Obama’s pledge to do things differently from the Bush administration when it comes to suspected terrorists, the Pentagon’s legal system has quietly mo...   read more

Does the Obama Administration Need a Lesson in Afghan History?

Sometimes it pays to study a bit of history before sending troops to a foreign land. The Bush administration learned this the hard way when they invaded Iraq without taking into account the fact that Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq had been in conflict...   read more

Is a Female Workforce Majority on the Horizon?

By late summer, it is possible that for the first time in American history, women will make up a majority of the labor force. When the recession began in December 2007, there were 138.2 million nonfarm payroll jobs, 48.7 percent were held by women...   read more

The New Homeless

Not since perhaps the 1980s recession have so many news accounts surfaced about the homeless in America. As was the case then, today’s stories are filled with tales of working-class Americans—or at least those who were working before the economic ...   read more

Navy Becomes First Service to Offer Sabbaticals to Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Determined to keep its best officers and enlisted men from leaving the service entirely, the U.S. Navy has become the first branch of the armed services to allow personnel to step out of their uniforms—and maintain their health benefits—for up to ...   read more

Did Jesus Approve of Torture?

“In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12   The majority of evangelical Protestants in the United States have no problem with the use of torture on suspected terrorists, a...   read more

33 Americans Killed by Terrorists in 2008

The United States suffered 33 deaths at the hands of terrorists in 2008, none of which occurred at home. Americans killed were in Iraq (21), India (6), Afghanistan (4), Sudan (1) and Yemen (1).   While the United States often assumes it is the N...   read more

Island of Plastic Trash Twice the Size of Texas

Floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a man-made island of plastic, invisible to the naked eye, that’s twice the size of Texas. The refuse was born of decades of dumping plastic containers, bottles and other material that gradually collec...   read more

Condoleezza Rice Echoes Nixon, Blunders into Possible Conspiracy Admission

If her six-minute confrontation with students in a Stanford University dorm is any indication, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is ill-prepared for life outside the bubble of the Bush administration.   As recorded on video by student R...   read more

Gates Rejects Trials for Dozens of Guantánamo Prisoners

In the midst of testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates let drop a piece of news that unsettled civil libertarians: between 50 and 100 of the prisoners currently being held at Guantánamo Bay...   read more
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Source for Colin Powell’s Fake UN Claim of Iraq-al-Qaeda Connection Dies in Libyan Prison

Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, the man who told of a phony connection between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda while being tortured, has died in a Libyan prison, allegedly of suicide. Al-Libi was the unnamed source that former Secretary o...   read more

White Phosphorus: War of Blame Escalates in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has launched a full-scale public relations battle over an attack in Afghanistan last week that apparently involved a chemical outlawed by international treaties. At issue is who used white phosphorus on the people of Farah provin...   read more

Not Just Your Everyday Sleep Deprivation

Of all the torture techniques banned by President Barack Obama, the one that CIA leaders wanted most to retain was sleep deprivation. The reason was two-fold: sleep deprivation was both effective in getting suspected terrorists to talk, and it was...   read more

Memorial to a Massacre in Utah

After rejecting similar appeals for the past 10 years, the Mormon Church has agreed to encourage the Department of the Interior to grant National Historic Landmark status for Mountain Meadows, the southern Utah site where 120 pioneers were massacr...   read more

Pentagon Wary of Giving Israel Access to Stealth Jet Computers

Disagreements between the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Pentagon about access to computers continue to stall Israel’s order of 75 new F-35 stealth fighter jets manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Access to the F-35’s computer remains at the hear...   read more

Obama Backs Bush on Limiting Protection of Polar Bears

Much to the dismay of environmentalists, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) will not be employed by the Interior Department to protect the polar bear, whose habitat is rapidly disappearing as a result of global warming. The announcement by Interior ...   read more

First Obama-Era Military Commission Trial Scheduled

So much for giving Guantánamo detainees their day in federal court. In spite of President Barack Obama’s pledge to do things differently from the Bush administration when it comes to suspected terrorists, the Pentagon’s legal system has quietly mo...   read more

Does the Obama Administration Need a Lesson in Afghan History?

Sometimes it pays to study a bit of history before sending troops to a foreign land. The Bush administration learned this the hard way when they invaded Iraq without taking into account the fact that Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq had been in conflict...   read more

Is a Female Workforce Majority on the Horizon?

By late summer, it is possible that for the first time in American history, women will make up a majority of the labor force. When the recession began in December 2007, there were 138.2 million nonfarm payroll jobs, 48.7 percent were held by women...   read more

The New Homeless

Not since perhaps the 1980s recession have so many news accounts surfaced about the homeless in America. As was the case then, today’s stories are filled with tales of working-class Americans—or at least those who were working before the economic ...   read more

Navy Becomes First Service to Offer Sabbaticals to Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Determined to keep its best officers and enlisted men from leaving the service entirely, the U.S. Navy has become the first branch of the armed services to allow personnel to step out of their uniforms—and maintain their health benefits—for up to ...   read more

Did Jesus Approve of Torture?

“In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12   The majority of evangelical Protestants in the United States have no problem with the use of torture on suspected terrorists, a...   read more

33 Americans Killed by Terrorists in 2008

The United States suffered 33 deaths at the hands of terrorists in 2008, none of which occurred at home. Americans killed were in Iraq (21), India (6), Afghanistan (4), Sudan (1) and Yemen (1).   While the United States often assumes it is the N...   read more

Island of Plastic Trash Twice the Size of Texas

Floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a man-made island of plastic, invisible to the naked eye, that’s twice the size of Texas. The refuse was born of decades of dumping plastic containers, bottles and other material that gradually collec...   read more

Condoleezza Rice Echoes Nixon, Blunders into Possible Conspiracy Admission

If her six-minute confrontation with students in a Stanford University dorm is any indication, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is ill-prepared for life outside the bubble of the Bush administration.   As recorded on video by student R...   read more

Gates Rejects Trials for Dozens of Guantánamo Prisoners

In the midst of testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates let drop a piece of news that unsettled civil libertarians: between 50 and 100 of the prisoners currently being held at Guantánamo Bay...   read more
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