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Is Bulgaria the Next US-Russia Flashpoint?

As tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine escalate, it’s a safe bet that most Western eyes have not been on Bulgaria. Yet the country—with its seven million people—may prove to be a crucible of the confrontation between East and West.

“Boston Strong”—A Feel-Good Distraction From A Darker Truth?

A quick look back at some of the groundbreaking reporting WhoWhatWhy has done on the Boston bombing case—why we’ve done it, and why we believe it matters.

Does New Boston Bombing Report Hint at Hidden Global Intrigue?

In this lengthy review of the newly released, but selectively blacked-out, government inspectors general report on the Boston Marathon Bombing, we read carefully between the lines and find some astonishing possibilities. Including a remarkable explanation of why so very many government officials seem afraid to speak the truth, and why it seems possible to pull off an almost impossible cover-up. Here, perhaps, is why so many things about Boston’s tragedy don’t add up—and why so many people appear to be keeping their mouths shut about what they know, or at least suspect.

More from Russ Baker on the Boston Bombing Case

Tuesday marks the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Nicole Sandler show invited Russ Baker on to discuss his investigation of the myths and discrepancies surrounding the case. The conversation broadened into a fascinating look at the Who, the What and the Why of some of the biggest events in recent history. The podcast is a must-listen.

The “Other Guy” is not Stupid

It’s time for some Monday morning philosophy, and a question: Do you find yourself occasionally doubting the intelligence of your political opposites? You wouldn’t be unusual—but you may also be wrong. In a world that spits political bombast like chewing tobacco, is it possible that the “other guy” is as helpful as you are?

Insights from the Counterculture, Part 4: William S. Burroughs

Our series of collected quotes from leading writers of the Counterculture. The wisdom of William S. Burroughs.

New Cover-up in Boston Bombing Saga—Blaming Moscow

From the start, we’ve seen evidence that the US government, aided and abetted by the media, has been hiding something about what it knows regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. Now, a calculated leak seeks to pin the blame on Russia and to exonerate the FBI. What does this latest distraction hide? A lot, it seems.

How the Media Conned the Public into Loving the FBI: Book Review

A review of “Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image” by Matthew Cecil.

The Cruel Cost of Extreme Dog Breeding

You wouldn’t expect to find animal cruelty among those who claim to love animals most—those who proudly breed and show off pets. But show breeders want their dogs to stand out from the crowd. As a result, we are seeing more dogs bred to develop exaggerated features, leaving the animals in chronic pain, or with respiratory issues, heart defects, and even seizures.

Blogging Can Be Dangerous to Your Freedom

Roger Shuler spent the last few months staring at cell bars. Now, he’s out. But the question is—why was a blogger who took on a scion of Alabama’s Republican party placed in jail in the first place?
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