The Oscar-winning film "Zero Dark Thirty" became a prestigious awards vehicle for its co-creators, journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow. It also became a source of controversy -- and all the more so after this latest news.
Of course the investigative reporter used anonymous sources in his exposé on the bin Laden raid. Only with anonymous sources can journalists get past the wall that the Obama administration has built by prosecuting whistleblowers.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the Supreme Court's effective approval of gay marriage in numerous states, Bill Maher's debate over whether Islam is a violent religion, and Leon Panetta's hastily published memoir.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday filed by the families of three American citizens killed in drone strikes in Yemen, saying senior officials could not be held responsible for financial damages incurred in an act of war.
You may not know about this case, but you should. Called Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, it illustrates the extremism driving the policies being made in the public's name.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Nate Silver's warning to Karl Rove and the latest Republican threat against defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.
You know you're on shaky ground when you quote a source like the defense secretary with the words, "He basically said " FAIR's Peter Hart compares ABC's lazy quoting on Syrian chemical weapons to the kind of WMD fear mongering that led the US to war with Iraq.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss whether President Obama's inaugural speech means he’s becoming the liberal Ronald Reagan. They also consider whether the Pentagon's lifting of the ban on women in combat is social progress or simply a military necessity.
Mark this as a moment of progress in the struggle for gender equality in America. The Pentagon has announced its plans to let your mother, girlfriend and daughter kill and be killed on a battlefield.
First the financial system collapses and it's impossible to access one’s money. Then the power and water systems stop functioning. Within days, the country finds itself fractured and fragmented -- hardly recognizable. Think of it as 9/11/2015.