US History unfolds
From this Monday evening's The Rachel Maddow Show, guest host Ezra Klein does a recap of the column he wrote earlier that same day, debunking the right wing's latest talking point that the Affordable Care Act is “the largest tax increase in the history of the world.” No, ‘Obamacare’ isn’t ‘the largest tax increase in the history of the world’ (in one chart) : Since the Supreme Court decision, Republicans have been calling the Affordable Care Act “the largest tax increase in the history of the world.”
We've had an awful lot of really terrible reporting on the so-called Fast and Furious "scandal," primarily from the right, Fox "News" and right wing hate talk and in the mean time, we also were lucky enough to have some good reporting on the issue, like Cenk here from this week , or Rachel Maddow from this week as well.
May 10, 2012 MEDIA ROOTS – The Obama administration has the worst track record when it comes to prosecuting whistleblowers. Obama once claimed he'd work hard to have a transparent government, but many have faced retaliation for revealing controversial government information.
In late October 1968, Beverly Deepe, a 33-year-old Saigon correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, came upon a story that could have changed history. A six-year veteran covering the Vietnam War, she learned from South Vietnamese sources that Richard Nixon’s campaign was collaborating behind the scenes with the Saigon government to derail President Lyndon Johnson’s peace talks.
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Known as ‘Mr. Conservative,’ Barry Goldwater embodied conservative values throughout his service as a Senator from Arizona, but he would oppose much of what conservatives have been doing today. Present day conservatives take many of their marching orders from the Christian right, also known as social conservatives, but Barry Goldwater resoundingly rejected them as extremists who disgrace the word ‘conservatism.’
— originally published at WhoWhatWhy
Washington, DC, May 10, 2012 – More than year after the National Security Archive sued the CIA to declassify the full "Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation," a U.S. District Court judge today sided with the Agency's efforts to keep the last volume of the report secret in perpetuity.
This is a follow up episode of Media Roots Radio about the events of 9/11 & the subsequent Anthrax attacks.
September 28, 2011
— originally published at WhoWhatWhy This is the second installment of a three-part series, featuring chapters related to Nixon and Watergate from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s book, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years .
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By now everyone has probably heard the story about how Ted Nugent managed to get out of serving in the Vietnam war, where he literally quit bathing for a week and was urinating and defecating in his pants so the draft board would think he was insane. The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur took not only Nugent to task for his tough talk when it comes to people other than himself going to serve in our military interventions, but his fellow chickenhawks as well. Uygur did not have any kinder words for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay or Rush Limbaugh than he did for Nugent and went through the laundry list of deferments and reasons they gave later for why it was acceptable for them to stay at home while other families sent their sons off to fight and die in their place.
The "Forensic Consultant" certificate journalism grad student Leah Bartos received after watching 90 minutes of video instruction, taking a 100-question test and paying $495 to the American College of Forensic Examiners International Inc.