Author and documentary filmmaker who spent three years living and traveling with security contractors and mercenaries while researching the book Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror; president of IraqSlogger.com
Yesterday, President Bush said Iraq was returning to " normalcy ," but today he conceded the situation is "dangerous and fragile."
Mar. 28, 2008from To the Point
Congressional investigators say Blackwater fired first in almost two-hundred shootouts , often failed to help injured civilians, and that many killings were covered up by state…
Oct. 2, 2007from Which Way, L.A.?
Blackwater USA —with more than a billion dollars in federal contracts—was on the carpet today on Capitol Hill.
Oct. 2, 2007from To the Point
17-year-old Lupe Felix used to go to high school in Boyle Heights, but she moved to Tijuana last summer to live with her mom, who was deported.
Jun. 10from Greater LA
A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.
Jun. 14from Scheer Intelligence
Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke says people cannot afford to live near where they work right now, so the country needs more federal funding for affordable housing, but it should…
Jun. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The house with the picket fence is an American tradition, protected by law. But, as prices rise, homeowners are closing the door on the next generation.
Jul. 11from To the Point
America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?
Jun. 13from To the Point
President Trump is finally fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo the Obama Clean Power Plan.
Jun. 29from To the Point
The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.
Jul. 15from To the Point
It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.
Jun. 26from News Stories
President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.”
Jul. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand