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CNN screws up interview with Kevin Mitnick

CNN on Friday published an interview with the infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick, and the interview is a fascinating look into what Mitnick is doing now that he’s out of prison and no longer on parole. However, CNN got a few vital facts wrong. The interview starts off with the obligatory introduction: To many, the name

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Why hasn’t poverty been eradicated?

Back in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared “War on Poverty.’ And yet, poverty is still with us. Why is this, and what can be done about it? Too many journalists seem unable to break free of their old assumptions, even when new evidence should cause some new thinking. Three articles in the Sept. 22 edition

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New Orleans police steal cars, attack reporters

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into New Orleans, a new danger to human life and property has emerged: the New Orleans Police Department. New Orleans police allegedly stole some 200 cars from a dealership well before Katrina even made landfall. Doug Stead, president and general manager of the dealership, said

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FEMA getting in the way of New Orleans autopsies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still screwing up disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, according to various news reports. The man in charge of identifying most of those killed by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Coroner Frank Minyard, complained Thursday that federal regulations had unnecessarily slowed that process. The Federal Emergency Management Agency — which is

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Elusive Peace: God told Bush to invade Iraq, Afghanistan

> A new BBC television series reveals that God spoke to President George W. Bush and told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. The three part television series, Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs, will air on BBC Two on the 10th, 17th, and 24th October from 21.00 to 22.00. In it, Palestinian Authority leaders

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Meet the fuckers? Not on Southwest Airlines

Lorrie Heasley, of Portland, Ore., was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight in Reno when she refused to cover or remove the shirt she was wearing. Heasley was wearing a shirt which says “Meet the Fuckers” surrounded by pictures of President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff and former FEMA

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DeLay, Blunt demonstrate how to launder money

It’s really simple. You set up a PAC, funnel money into it, and have the PAC send the money right back out to wherever you want it to go. In a rare move, the Associated Press has actually published the source documents showing the scheme in action. Tom DeLay deliberately raised more money than he

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Army scraping bottom of barrel for recruits

After coming in 7,000 recruits short for fiscal year 2005, the Army is further relaxing its enlistment requirements.

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Georgia institutes new poll tax

The 24th amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United

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New Orleans reopening suspended

New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin has suspended the reopening of New Orleans to residents due to concerns over Hurricane Rita. “The conditions have changed. We have another hurricane approaching us,” Nagin said. Rita, now a Category 1 hurricane, is predicted to enter the Gulf of Mexico and continue gathering strength. At this time it

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