Foiled NC Terrorist Plot Buried When It Didn’t Fit Counter-Terrorism Narrative

The recent plot to detonate an IED in a busy North Carolina airport received very little media attention. Perhaps because it was foiled, perhaps because the plotter was not a Muslim, or perhaps because the FBI was not involved either in furthering it or foiling it.

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Las Vegas Gunman Was 64-Year-Old White American: Was He “Radicalized” Or Just Mad?

The motives behind the tragic Las Vegas mass shooting remain unclear. ISIS has claimed responsibility — saying the shooter, a 64-year-old White American, was a convert to Islam. Most media has run with that unsupported claim, but Trump has been uncharacteristically mum.

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New Emails Show Hillary’s Russia Pivot From Pay-To-Play To Latter-Day Hawk

Caught up in the twisted braid of domestic and foreign politics, attitudes toward Russia among U.S. public figures are now driven by a tangled mix of ideology, political convenience, and the profit motive. New emails illuminate Clinton’s participation in this strange dance.

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Leaky Miami Nuclear Facility Riddled With Problems In Irma’s Direct Path

Ever since Fukushima, nuclear plants in the path of massive storms have raised serious safety questions. Particularly when a plant, such as Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point, has a poor safety record and a propensity to leak. Yet, with Irma bearing down, FPL’s public face is unconcerned.

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US Media Dismisses Venezuelan Help For Harvey Victims As Cynical Posturing

Ironically, in the wake of President Trump’s most calculated return to Texas last weekend and “generous” pending offer of $1 million to some yet unknown recipient(s) connected with Harvey relief, Venezuela’s donation of $5 million to the relief efforts has been ignored or written off as posturing by U.S. media.

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Monsanto Calls For Investigation Into WHO Agency For Ignoring Monsanto-Funded Studies

Glyphosate-based “Roundup” herbicide is probably the most controversial product of Monsanto, one of the world’s most controversial companies. With EU renewal of glyphosate’s license pending, Monsanto is going after the WHO agency that linked the herbicide to cancer in humans.

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