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The “Space Weather” Threat

Over a third of the American people could lose electric power – and the blackout could last for months or more. That is the frightening warning from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, that sort of outage is very possible should the United States be hit by a space weather phenomenon known as a solar storm, as it was in 1859 and 1921. Those two storms had minimal effect due to the fact that electricity was not as widespread then as it is now.


Could Dragon V2 Be The Answer?
By Harold Hutchison

Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the United States has been dependent on Russia to get access to the International Space Station. That dependence was highlighted during the Ukraine crisis. However, that may be coming to an end.

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft approaching the ISS.
(NASA photo)


By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Pravda, the Russian political newspaper, ran a story with the headline, “The leader of the free world: Obama or Putin?” Patrick J. Buchanan, a veteran conservative commentator who once worked for President Ronald Reagan, has made his choice.

Live Feed from the Bundy Ranch standoff

The Bundy Ranch standoff has drawn attention - here is a live feed as the Feds reportedly back down.

A Tainted Award for Greenwald’s Anti-NSA Stories

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

The University of Georgia has been badly embarrassed over a controversial award given by its Grady College of Journalism to Glenn Greenwald, the main mouthpiece for National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Documents provided by the journalism school to Accuracy in Media about the nature of the selection process contain numerous misstatements of fact, and omissions about the nature of Greenwald’s work and the damage done by Snowden’s disclosures.


Reporter Cites Left-Wing Bias, Helped Break Fast & Furious
By Harold Hutchison

CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who stood out among reporters for mainstream media outlets due to her willingness to look into Obama Administration scandals like Operation Fast & Furious and the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, has resigned from the media outlet.

Liberal Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban on American Flag T-Shirts in California High School on "Cinco de Mayo"

Today, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a decision by a lower federal court in San Francisco that upheld a school district’s ban on the wearing of American flag shirts on a California high school campus in 2010 during Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)—a Mexican holiday.


A New Mideast Power Duo?
By Harold Hutchison

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been drawing closer, particularly due to the Obama Administration’s failure to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This has become noticeable in recent weeks, as Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi crown prince who also serves as defense minister and deputy prime minister.

“To counter Iran’s influence, Saudi Arabia has often looked towards Pakistan’s help,” Sarfraz Khan, the chairman of the Area Study Center at the University of Peshawar, told VOA’s Deewa Radio.


If True, It’s Way Overdue!
By Harold Hutchison

Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments in an interview indicate that one of the worst to ever hold that position may be finally leaving office. His departure would end a tenure during which Operation Fast & Furious happened on his watch. The failed operation lead to the deaths of a Customs and Border Patrol agent and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

Gay Rights Aside, Is Obama Working for Putin?

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Media coverage of Russia during the Olympic Games has proven to be extremely inaccurate, from the gross exaggerations about the effects of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law, to NBC’s claim in a report for the Olympics opening ceremony that Soviet communism was a “pivotal experiment”—and not a tragedy—in the country’s history.

The Obama/Clinton Russian Reset Has Backfired

By Nevin Gussack
Exclusive to Accuracy in Media


Location: South China Sea
By Harold Hutchison

After a somewhat tepid response by the Obama Administration to Communist China’s establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone over the Senkaku Islands may have encouraged a similar move in the South China Sea.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, the ChiComs already have a draft plan to impose an ADIZ in the South China Sea, where Communist China has multiple territorial disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam, among other countries.


Report Slams Lack of Security
By Harold Hutchison

Over three years after Bradley Manning leaked hundreds of documents to WikiLeaks.org, the State Department has still not closed a number of vulnerabilities that could result in another leak.

According to a report by Fox News, the Inspector General has warned that not only is classified data at risk, but also personal information for 192 million passport holders. The lapse in security covers tenure not only from the current Secretary of State’s tenure, but also that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.