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 President Eisenhower and the Military-industrial Complex: Unheeded Warning or Unnecessary Paranoia?

To say that a U.S. President's farewell address is important is, at the very least, an understatement. During their last opportunity to address the nation as its top elected official, outgoing presidents often recount the milestones of their time in ... See more »

 John P. Wheeler III: The Mitre Corporation

In But why? On numerous internet forums posters cite reports of Wheeler's conflict with a neighbor and his consultancy work with the Mitre Corporation as clues to his murder. Could his death be related to either of these situations?First, let's look ... See more »

 Should the internet have a kill switch?

During the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Internet activists played an enormous role in advocating for Tunisian and Egyptian protestors. When the Egyptian government This triggers two crucial questions: First, can any one government completely re ... See more »

 Who wrote the plays of William Shakespeare?

In the video below, renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro takes a crack at debunking one of literature's most famous conspiracy theories. The idea that William Shakespeare didn't actually write any of his plays supposedly dates back to the 17If ... See more »

 John P. Wheeler III: Just Not The Kind of Guy Who Gets Murdered

On New Year's Eve, sanitation workers at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington, Delaware made a gruesome discovery as they unloaded trash from their route in Newark. Somewhere along their usual circuit, they'd picked up a human body. The mystery d ... See more »

 Clothianidin and Honey Bees: No Longer A Conspiracy Theory

When For years apiarists, conspiracy theorists and scientists argued that Poncho shouldn't be used in the United States. It would appear that these concerns have been vindicated, and that at least one of the so-called conspiracy theories about CCD ha ... See more »

 Conspiracy Classics: The Moon Landing, Or Lack Thereof

Most people are convinced that NASA's astronauts landed on the Moon. Full disclosure: I'm one of them. See more »