I feel like a kid the week before Christmas. There's just one present under the tree, but it's all a columnist could ever hope for: the first Republican debate!
Did Nouri al-Maliki's policies help create the country’s current impasse?
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald published an expose this week detailing how the NSA has been feeding "propaganda" to various news publications, which have happily played along.
Scientists have discovered why only a small percentage of babies contract HIV when breastfed by mothers who have been infected with the virus; Taiwan's new police uniforms are extremely frightening; and David Petraeus is using his new position in academia to promote profiteering health care and fracking industries. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Laws proposed this year include a bill whose proponent is an Oklahoma cardiologist who sees venomous effects in hormonal contraception for women; the Obama administration has created a policy that will allow more public access to federally financed research; meanwhile, an Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict resigned thanks to pressure from a secret gay lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Barney Frank and Ron Paul's request about new marijuana laws and a look at the most bizarre post-election freak outs of 2012.
The Petraeus scandal has expanded to involve another high ranking military officer: Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
A look at the day's political happenings, including more speculation on Romney's running mate and sh*t that Rep. Allen West says.
The defense cuts that will change the American way of war may mean little in monetary terms, but in imperial terms they will make a difference: They will offer a direct challenge to national sovereignty.
Here's a spooky story: The Central Intelligence Agency has once again called unwanted attention to its clandestine collaboration with the New York Police Department, a relationship that was fortified after 9/11 and led to special NYPD surveillance of the city's Muslim communities, as it has come to the notice of select lawmakers and media outlets that an experienced CIA operative (more).