War & Politics Archive

Children have a psychological bias towards creationism, now it’s taught in schools

A Gallup poll suggests that 42% of Americans believe in a creationist account for explaining the existence of human kind. This is a surprising figure considering the overwhelming evidence and consensus for evolution by natural selection. Unfortunately, the creationist angle is strengthened by people such as

Bill allowing police to withhold body camera video passes Indiana House

Video from police body cameras would not be subject to Freedom of Information laws if a bill passes the legislature. Police departments around the country are investing in body cameras in light of cases like Michael Brown in Ferguson and Laquan McDonald in Chicago.

Looking at the “Evidence” in the Steven Avery case

Since the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” was released on December 18th, thousands have come into contact with the story of Steven Avery and, indirectly, his nephew Brendan Dassey. Thousands of calls and emails have been streaming into Manitowoc county, Wisconsin since it was

14 Qualities Of A Fascist Government

Fascism is a word thrown around a lot, typically used to describe far-right wing groupings. What might be surprising for some is that many of the most fascist regimes in history, including the Nazis, were in many ways politically centrist… they just happened to

John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the

This map should change the way you think about foreign aid

Criticism of foreign aid centers around the fact that it is largely ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world’s poor. But as this helpful map from the cost information website HowMuch.net reveals, one reason for that is that promoting development and

Coordinated Paris Terror Attacks Leave 150+ Dead

On Friday the 13th, 2015, a series of attacks in downtown Paris sent the city into panic. France shut its borders within hours of the suicide bombings and armed takeover of the Bataclan theater. With multiple suicide bombings and armed gunmen running the street,

How the Obama administration shielded Wall Street from prosecutions

Similar to how the Obama administration simply forgave and forgot war crimes and illegal wiretapping during the Bush administration, the Obama administration offered the same type of amnesty for banks and bankers who had bitten off more than they could chew in 2008. Society’s

Smartphones can be hacked with an unseen text, says Snowden

The spy agencies of at least Europe and the U.S. (but also likely China), have tools that allow them to take over smartphones with just a text message, and according to Edward Snowden. He added that there is “very little” that their owners can

Saudi Arabia Crucifies An Activist As They Get U.N. Human Rights Leadership Role

For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like the crucifixion of an activist to how your dedication to human rights: A group of U.N. experts has joined