Clinton E-Mails Officially Subpoenaed

Last night at 11:35p, Hillary Clinton issued a single tweet on her Twitter account: She doesn’t have much choice when it comes to her Benghazi-related emails. Some hours earlier, the House Select Committee on Benghazi had issued subpoenas for “all communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to Libya and to the State Department for […]

White House Vaccine Petition Now Unfrozen?

Update: on Monday, March 2, after about three days of stagnation, the petition appeared to be restarted with the count increasing by several hundred. Has a White House vaccine choice petition remained mysteriously frozen for more than 36 hours, failing to count new signatures? That’s what those who have tried to add their signatures claim. President […]

Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve scheduled our upcoming Freedom of Information conference at the University of Florida: “Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government.” The conference will take place Thurs. March 26 and Fri. March 27. National panel discussions will include, “Hitting the Wall: Reports from the Frontline of the FOIA Battlefield,” “Dismantling the […]

Fact Check: Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg’s Errors

A fellow journalist forwarded me a Washington Post article by a woman named Alyssa Rosenberg, and pointed out that it serves as a textbook example of the phenomena discussed in “Stonewalled.” Indeed, it does. And it deserves a serious Fact Check. Rosenberg’s error-riddled article attempted a number of propaganda tactics I describe in the book. In doing so, […]

Student Removed After Criticizing In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Here’s an interesting story courtesy of George Mason University in Virginia. A student government representative was removed from his position after tweeting his objection over illegal immigrants receiving in-state college tuition. Storm Paglia was the undersecretary for university dining services when he recently tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia State law. Read the entire story […]

FCC Chairman Just Says No (to Testifying to Congress)

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to testify before Congress ahead of a vote tomorrow regarding new regulation of the Internet. “We are deeply disappointed in Chairman Wheeler’s decision,” said committee Republicans Fred Upton (R-MI) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in a statement. “As Chairman Wheeler pushes forward with plans to regulate the Internet, he still refuses […]

Fact Check: Anne Schuchat’s Claim That Vaccines Can’t Cause Brain Damage

[Above image: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization, Centers for Disease Control] Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass): “Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause profound mental disorders?” Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC: “No.”                   –Testimony before Senate Committee, Feb. 10, 2015 The top vaccine official at the […]

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