How Immigration Reform Could Harm U.S. Citizens

There are about 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, according to The New York Times, and many of these individuals and households are supported by wages paid under the table. Factories, farms and other labor-intensive industries have traditionally benefited from hiring undocumented workers who will accept very low wages. New immigration reform […]

Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

Police Thuggery, Libertarians & Leftists Need Unite

MEDIA ROOTS – On this episode of Media Roots Radio, Abby and Robbie Martin talk about the LAPD’s manhunt against Chris Dorner, the subsequent cover-up of his death and police thuggery; how 9/11 and Ron Paul coalesced the divide between libertarians and leftists and caused people to rally behind core issues, the corporate co-option and transmogrification […]

A crime by the highway: Poisoning trees to make billboards easier to see

Trees were the enemy if they spoiled the view of a billboard. On days of an attack, Barnhart, 27, would arrive by dawn at work. After removing the magnetic logo from a company truck, he would set forth with a machete, a hospital mask and a container of what he described as a “pretty gnarly” […]

Lying to people proven easier than lying to computers

A popular school of thought is that a careful study of facial expressions – especially eye movements – tells investigators if a perp is dissembling. Reality is neither as dramatic nor as decisive. Even experienced investigators average only about a 65 percent success rate, according to researchers. Could computers do a better job? Red Ice […]

Obama’s Dictator Dreams: America’s Nightmare

The Intel Hub Servando Gonzalez February 9, 2012 Does Obama want to become America’s dictator? It seems so. In his recent Disaster of the Disunion speech, which apparently was written by Bush’s speechwriter at the Council on Foreign relations, there is an obscure reference to more power for Obama. According to Mr Soetoro,[1] Some of […]