Some members of Congress are trying to decide what determines a journalist’s authenticity; NSA agents are spying on their ex-lovers; meanwhile, honey was found in Egyptian tombs, perfectly preserved. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
‘A Nation of Sullen Paranoids’
Three items on the continuing National Security Agency controversy: the information that came out this week, a prescient warning from a veteran British intelligence hand, and a prophecy from an interesting source.
More Evidence Psychedelic Drugs Don’t Screw You Up
Just because psychoactive drugs with a large recreational following may help in some mental issues doesn’t automatically mean they don’t cause other ones. Except, a new look at health records finds, they don’t.
Obama Explains the FEMA Camps
The Conspirosphere has been buzzing about FEMA camps - mass incarceration/relocation centers - for some years now. But what does the president have to say about them? Quite a bit, it turns out.