"When you give to them, they do whatever the hell you want them to do." more

Sep 16, 2016 2:56 PM Dispatches

Stone seeks to set the record straight. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:09 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

This big lie has plagued Wisconsin politics since 2010. more

May 19, 2016 6:29 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

"The Wisconsin GOP was a shining example of equality. THAT was the party I joined in the 80’s and fought for. That party no longer exists.” more

Apr 13, 2016 3:04 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Thirty years after the title year of George Orwell’s “1984,” the Oscar-worthy “Citizenfour” features a real-life modern-day Winston Smith. more

Oct 24, 2014 6:00 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A crowd of about 1,000 came to hear Glenn Greenwald in Los Angeles last Thursday, June 19, listening with rapt attention as Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, explained what the NSA is really doing with its “suspicion-less mass sur... more

Jun 23, 2014 8:05 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winner at the New York Times, may face jail time on a federal contempt of court charge if he doesn’t release the identity of one of his confidential sources. more

May 7, 2014 7:59 PM Dispatches

Author Nomi Prins is a “class traitor.” She worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, as a Lehman Brothers strategist, and as a Chase Manhattan Bank analyst. more

May 5, 2014 6:34 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and documentary filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras were jointly awarded the 2014 Ridenhour prize for truth-telling in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon, April 30, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a l... more

May 1, 2014 8:21 PM Dispatches

Welcome to The Progressive's 7th annual Progie Awards, recognizing the best progressive films and filmmakers of last year! more

Jan 16, 2014 7:47 PM Dispatches

By Marcy Wheeler I'm not all that interested in the debate about offering Edward Snowden some kind of amnesty, as I think he could never accept the terms being offered, it arises in part out of NSA's PR effort, and distracts from the ongoing r... more

Jan 6, 2014 5:23 PM Dispatches

In a surprise Christmas message aired Wednesday night on Britain's Channel 4, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reminded citizens of countries around the world that if there's something the government wants to know about them, it's always ea... more

Dec 26, 2013 5:00 PM Dispatches

In a letter published online Tuesday morning, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appealed to Brazilians, encouraging them to press on with investigations into American surveillance efforts and offering to help if he's granted permanent asylum... more

Dec 17, 2013 5:29 PM Dispatches

Former Army Private Chelsea Manning was convicted on 20 counts in July for revealing more secret U.S. government information than anyone to come before her. Though she's currently serving a 35-year sentence, defense attorney David Coombs ha... more

Dec 10, 2013 7:59 PM Dispatches

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks released on Wednesday text from the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, showing that the U.S. is carefully aiming at greater control of the Internet in the name of safeguardin... more

Nov 13, 2013 5:12 PM Dispatches

After being thoroughly punked by a modest genius posing as libertarian billionaire and tea party sugar-daddy David Koch, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker falls to his knees and prays. more

Oct 23, 2013 8:34 PM Dispatches

The U.S. National Security Agency is harvesting Americans' email and instant messaging contact lists en masse, according to a new leak from Edward Snowden given to The Washington Post. more

Oct 15, 2013 3:49 PM Dispatches

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA's elect... more

Oct 10, 2013 9:57 PM Dispatches

In a parting message to the National Security Agency, nameless activists claiming affiliation with the hacker group "Anonymous" threw down the gauntlet."Your organization is a blight on humanity," an oddly inhuman voice explains. "For these reaso... more

Sep 12, 2013 9:28 PM Dispatches

Gov. Scott Walker's capitol police got way out of hand on Monday as they grabbed an observer, threw him on the ground, and jumped all over him.As you'll see in this video, courtesy of Jeremy Ryan, the protesters were singing "If I Had a Hammer" w... more

Aug 26, 2013 9:27 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments