Ghost Students, Ghost Teachers, Ghost Schools
The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals U.S. claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student.
Exclusive: Libya Cable Detailed Threats
The cable, reviewed by The Daily Beast, recounts how the two militia leaders, Wissam bin Ahmed and Muhammad al-Gharabi, accused the United States of supporting Mahmoud Jibril, the head of the Libyan transitional government, to be the country’s first…
11 Excellent Tweets About The Government Shutdown
At 12:00AM on 1 October 2013, the United States Government entered a shutdown as mandated by the Office of Management and Budget. And, as always, Twitter was 100% on point. Here are 11 excellent tweets from the first 30 minutes of the Shutdown Experience.
Top House Republican Authors Moscow Times Rebuttal To Putin Op-ed
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif., wrote a scathing retort in the Moscow Times to Russian President Vladimir Putin's Sept. 11 New York Times op-ed on Syria that also claimed America wasn't exceptional. McKeon's op-ed accuses Putin of making false conclusions about the war in Syria and the decision by the United States to consider, then reject, air strikes in Syria in retaliation for the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against its own… The Americans who read Putin's op-ed are not dupes, McKeon wrote. They are aware of the suppression of the Russian people, the intimidation of journalists and the wanton disregard for basic human rights. In addition, they are able to identify irony when they see it, particularly when it is Putin who is making a spontaneous appeal for humanitarianism and the observance of rule of law.