Saturday, 23 May 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Jade Helm 15 Is Not a Federal Takeover: It's Domestic Military Expansion

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | News Analysis

    8 December, 2007: U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules during Operation Toy Drop, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (Photo: The U.S Army)US Army paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules during Operation Toy Drop at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, December 8, 2007. (Photo: The US Army)

    As military officials begin to notify the public of this summer's upcoming military training exercise in rural counties in Texas, conspiracy theories have run wild about the Obama administration's "plot" to invade the state. While the training isn't a federal coup attempt, it does fit into a larger pattern of an expanding domestic military footprint.

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  • Revelations From Outer Space

    Revelations From Outer Space

    By Priyamvada Natarajan, The New York Review of Books | Op-Ed

    From Cosmigraphics to Interstellar we come full circle. It is not often that Hollywood supplies new data to scientists that provide insights and lead to new breakthroughs. Perhaps this is the closest we will ever get to Michael Benson's fantasy of images directly leading to discoveries. As these books show, imagination, representation and documentation all have a part to play in visualizing science.

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  • Insurers Backed Obamacare, Then Undermined It. Now They're Profiting From It

    Insurers Backed Obamacare, Then Undermined It. Now They're Profiting From It

    By Wendell Potter, Center for Public Integrity | Op-Ed

    Although the insurers stood to gain financially from a law that would require Americans to buy coverage from them, many Wall Street financial analysts and investors worried that some provisions of the law might cut into insurers' profit margins.

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