There Are Things You Need to Know Buried in Government Documents – Help Us Dig It Up

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 9:40 am

Become a Member of FiredoglakeGOAL: 1,000 New Members Support our one-stop shop for in-depth news coverage and hard-hitting activism. Going through literally tens of thousand of government documents to find these few nuggets of information is sadly something very few organizations do well (well, besides large, private lobbying operations), but this is something at which [...]

Bradley Manning and the Convenient Memories of Adrian Lamo

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 9:48 am

The only evidence to emerge so far against Bradley Manning comes from Adrian Lamo, a hacker who was in a mental institution three weeks before he says Manning contacted him. Charlie Savage reports in the New York Times that Lamo has miraculously “remembered” new evidence from his chat logs that connects Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. But instead of asking Lamo to go back to Wired, or the Washington Post, and get copies of the chat transcripts he gave them, the New York Times says “no problem, we’ll just publish this based on the recollections of someone who was in a mental institution two weeks before all this happened.”

A Battle of Ideologies, Not Cults of Personality

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 1:17 pm

The primary value of Peter Daou’s piece on liberal bloggers yesterday was that it named names, and it gave outlets like Politico an excuse to link to something. Although journalists won’t say so publicly because they’ve been told such things “off the record,” they well know who gets under the skin of people at the [...]

Sanders, Feingold, DeMint & Brownback Oppose Dodd, Support “Audit the Fed”

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 8:52 am

Ryan Grim reports that a bipartisan group of Senators is backing an amendment that will restore the Grayson-Paul “audit the fed” language to the Senate Financial Reform bill after Chris Dodd gutted it. An amendment by Bernie Sanders would restore the teeth of the Paul-Grayson language, and he’s joined by Republicans John McCain (Ariz.), Jim [...]

Dear Rupert Murdoch, We’d Like Credit For Our Research Please

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 9:46 am

The fact is, the people who did the work to uncover the Gruber story were liberals. Neither Fox News nor the right-wing noise machine did that kind of in-depth accountability reporting on George Bush. Stealing our research now and presenting it as their own obscures the fact that there is a profound difference in the way that many liberals respond when “our team” is in office, as compared to the slavish propaganda that Fox offered up in honor of George Bush.

One is demanding accountability. The other is just engaging in demagoguery.

How the White House Used Jonathan Gruber’s Work to Orchestrate the Appearance of Broad Consensus

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 5:22 am

The White House is placing a giant collective bet on Gruber’s “assumptions” to justify key portions of the Senate bill, which they allowed people to believe was independent verification. Now that we know that Gruber’s work was not that of an independent analyst but rather work performed as a contractor to the White House and paid for by taxpayers, it should be made publicly available so others can judge its merits.

Krugman Shoots the Messenger: Blames Wheeler, FDL for Fueling “Fake Scandal” over Gruber

By: Monday January 11, 2010 12:37 pm

Krugman owes everyone an explanation as to why he thinks it’s okay to smear someone fairly investigating a legitimate controversy in defense of a friend who mislead people for months, who stood on the sidelines mutely while the White House promoted his work as objective verification of their own policies in a self-generated validation loop.

And he owes Marcy Wheeler an apology.

10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill

By: Monday December 21, 2009 7:10 am

FDL has become the go-to place for coverage of the health care bill due to the work of our incredible team. Jon Walker’s second-to-none knowledge of the health care bill has made the policy and political analysis he offers up at  FDL Action a driving force. Dave Dayen’s reporting at the FDL News Desk, Marcy [...]