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12.18.14 Rhett Jones

Since the release of the CIA Torture Report, critics of the policies have mostly made one of two arguments: “Torture is a despicable practice that is not only illegal under international law but also something that shouldn’t be considered by civilized society after millions of years of evolution, what are you a monster?!???!?” and/or “Torture makes […]

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12.16.14 Rhett Jones

Well, this is disheartening. Following the release of the outrageous details outlined by CIA Torture Report, The Washington Post says that a majority of Americans believe torture was justified after the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. The post conducted a poll in conjunction with ABC News and this is what they found: By an almost 2-1 margin, […]

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12.15.14 KLOPS

KLOPS is a prolific graffiti artist in New York City who not only writes his name, but also draws characters. He makes legal art, too: Every week, be on the lookout for an original KLOPS comic with the artist’s take on current events. […]

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12.11.14 Rhett Jones

As outrage continues over revelations that the CIA tortured terrorist suspects and often misled the government about the intel it received, it’s important to remember that the ultimate responsibility for such an enormous apparatus has to fall on George W. Bush — the commander in chief who allowed it to happen and defended the program […]

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12.09.14 Prachi Gupta

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its nearly 600-page summary [PDF] of the staggering, 6,700-page report on the “enhanced interrogations techniques” used by the CIA post-9/11. The report, which studied 6 million internal documents, shows that the agency’s techniques were ineffective in yielding intel, and that the agency repeatedly misled the public, Congress, and […]

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11.05.14 Rhett Jones

Animal Farm is a book that almost every American has to read in school, and it probably comes as no surprise that the reason for its ubiquity is propagandistic in nature. The US government was so taken with Orwell’s anti-Soviet communism allegory that they produced the famous animated film adaptation of the novel. Edward Howard Hunt was […]

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10.23.14 Bucky Turco

KLOPS is a prolific graffiti artist in New York City who not only writes his name, but also does characters. Here’s something he did legally. […]

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12.02.13 Andy Cush

It’s almost too pitch-perfect to be true: the Central Intelligence Agency owns a collection of intelligence-related art that almost no one can see because it’s locked in a secure area at CIA headquarters in Langley. Now, however, some of that art is available to the public’s prying eyes, as a newly-opened museum in Alabama is […]

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06.27.13 Andy Cush

In 2011, the Associated Press published an article detailing the ways the CIA assists the NYPD in its surveillance of the local Muslim community–a practice that’s now being challenged in several high-profile lawsuits. This prompted the CIA’s inspector general, who oversees Agency operations, to begin an investigation into the collaboration, as CIA agents are not […]

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06.19.13 Andy Cush

On June 5, the Guardian published a report based on a leak from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, detailing how the NSA surveils U.S. phone calls, collecting and analyzing cell phone metadata from Verizon. The following day, the Washington Post revealed PRSIM, a program that allowed the NSA to monitor electronic communications like […]

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