She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked.
A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.
At a meeting of the Native Peoples Council (NPC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday, Native American leaders considered several proposals on the future of this continent's large, unauthorized European population. The elders ultimately decided to extend a pathway to citizenship for those without criminal backgrounds. read more
T.R. Witcher, Salon: When I first heard about Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi adventure, Interstellar, my immediate thought was only this: Here comes the latest filmmaker to take on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Though it was released more than 40 years ago, 2001 remains the benchmark for the "serious" science fiction film: technical excellence married to thematic ambition, and a pervading sense of historic self-importance. read more
Drinking excessively can cause serious health risks and is responsible for an average of 88,000 deaths every year. But the vast majority of such excessive drinkers are not alcoholics, according to new government data. Nine out of 10 excessive drinkers are actually not dependent on alcohol, revealed findings within a study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. read more
Sarah Palin said today that illegal immigrants from Mexico should be put on boats and sent back across the ocean to their home country. read more