The Back Story

“Osama is often compared to Hitler, but he should be seen as John Gotti times 100.”

An interview with Guardian journalist Greg Palast.

“62 innocent civilians a day”

Marc Herold counts the casualties the U.S. media ignores.

“For the birds, the timing of the bombing could not have been worse.”

The strange disappearance of migratory birds.

“Is a drunk, rowdy passenger on an airplane a terrorist?”

How the Justice Department overstates the case for money to Congress.

“I am glad to reassure the people of New York . . . that their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink.”

How the EPA understates the case to the people of New York for, uh . . . what?

“There’s no risk. It’s just stress. Oops, we were wrong.”

The classic development of an environmental disaster.

“If the FBI is investigating art exhibits at museums, then the line has been crossed.”

When the feds show up at your gallery opening, it’s not for the wine and cheese.

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