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Why Journalist’s “Staged” Beheading Matters

  James Foley’s beheading made him into something no journalist wants to be: a part of the story. Not only has his murder by ISIS terrorists made him part of the story, it has made the young freelancer for GlobalPost a central figure in the story about America...

Counterinsurgency in the U.S.A: The RadioWHO Podcast Premiere

The RadioWHO podcast debuts with host Guillermo Jimenez and WhoWhatWhy reporter Douglas Lucas. Tune in for an engaging discussion about how the U.S.-Mexico drug war morphed into a counterinsurgency campaign, phone hacking and the suspicious surveillance carried out against Lucas.

Deep Politics for Lunch

When authors like these gather for lunch, you can be sure deep politics is on the menu.

Missouri Burning: When the Army Isn’t More Firepower

The Ferguson riots are making American history, but not in the way you’d think. It may be the first time that calling in the National Guard doesn’t represent an escalation of firepower from police levels.

RadioWHO: We Aren’t Getting Real News

Are we getting real news? Not unless we pick apart the manipulations foisted on the public by the government and the media. Tune in for Russ Baker’s how-to guide.

Putting a 9/11 Mystery on the Ballot

Can a piece of the continuing 9/11 mystery be resolved by a local ballot initiative? One man and his hardy band think so.

BOSTON UPDATE: Boston Globe Reports on Its Own Bombing Reporting, Sort Of

The Boston Globe reported on its own marathon bombing reporting, as quantified by an expert witness for accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Globe is a little selective about which criticisms of its journalism made it into the story.

CONTEXT: Iraq—Just the Tip of the Spear

The U.S. is back in Iraq—but it’s only airstrikes, according to President Obama. That’s the casual sex of warfare, after a long marriage to Iraq and the messy, costly divorce. Here’s a little reminder of what to watch out for on all-too-familiar territory.

BOSTON UPDATE: Another Tsarnaev Friend Arrested, Another Government Leak

Stephen Silva, a friend of accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, pleaded not guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Publicly, the authorities say his arrest has nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing. So why are anonymous law enforcement sources saying Silva had the pistol Tsarnaev and his brother used to murder a police officer and shoot at others?

So Sue Me: Obama Trails in Executive Order Rankings

Those who are furious at Obama over his executive orders—and suing or talking impeachment—need to see these statistics on other presidents. Just a wee hypocrisy issue.

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