Story Nominations

  • #019 Iraq Vets Testify Researched by Kat Pat Crespan and Erica Elkington Iraq Veterans Against the War brought together more than 300 war veterans on March 13-16, 2008 to discuss soldiers’ actions and the impact of the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. At the “Winter Soldier” event, dozens veterans …

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  • #155 Disaster Response for VIPs Only Recent fires, floods, and oil spills have exposed a gutted and dismantled government disaster-response infrastructure despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of 9/11 to secure the homeland and lead national disaster response efforts. American taxpayers have …

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  • In a startling affront to American freedoms of expression, privacy, and association, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act passed the House on Oct. 23 by a vote of 404-6. With problematically vague definitions, the act will establish a national commission to study and propose legislation to address the …

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  • in Stories Reviewed in Prior Years Senator Feinstein’s Iraq Conflict In the November 2006 election voters demanded congressional ethics reform. Consequently the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, …

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