You’ve got bad blood

In 1932, the United States Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in...

How PR gave us the Persian Gulf War

A public relations firm sold us the Persian Gulf War. Here's how it happened. By the 1990s, Iraq and Kuwait had been involved in a conflict...

Mind control experiments

The hippies and other counterculture movements weren’t the only groups to experiment with mind-altering substances. Starting in 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted research...

Government-sanctioned poisoning

Sitting back and watching the exploits of the fictional crime scene investigation teams of Miami, Las Vegas and New York on TV, one can...

What happened at the NSA anyway?

Here we often mention the illegal spying activities of the NSA because for some, the scandal is common knowledge. If you feel lost however,...

Disarming the American populace

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison If our country is a police state, that...

We’re all criminals now

There is an acute difference between committing a crime and breaking the law. When an individual violates a law, often they do so without threatening...

True crime

A criminalized society hurts everyone, and not just the public at large. Dubious laws are dangerous for all involved, including lawyers, judges and federal...

How did you break the law today?

I don’t know you personally, but I’d venture to guess you’re an upstanding citizen. I bet you pay your taxes, vote in elections, and...

Underwear bomb

It’s time to be upfront; Nobody’s favorite organization, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created so the United States Congress and President could be...

Guns

Scandal unraveling

Ammo grab