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The NYU Student Tweeting Every Reported US Drone Strike Has Revealed A Disturbing Trend NYU student Josh Begley is tweeting every reported U.S. drone strike since 2002, and the feed highlights a ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 217 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:09 AM PST with 236 Recommends
From the Washington Post: On the line with the SEAL was the drone operator and a “collector,” an NSA employee at the agency’s gigantic base at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. The collector was ...
by sdelear
Comment Count 377 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 08:03 PM PDT with 164 Recommends
is the title of this powerful Washington Post op ed by Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson. Consider the opening U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries may be militarily ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 184 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 07:54 PM PST with 163 Recommends
During his May speech on counterterrorism , President Obama defended the drone program as legal, moral, and accurate and has argued then and since that it is subject to standards of accountability--...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 205 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 04:01 AM PST with 138 Recommends
Sen. Ron Wyden is not satisfied with Obama administration's legal justification for its targeted killings. The Obama administration's use of targeted killings against suspected al Qaeda-linked ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 192 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:19 PM PST with 81 Recommends
According to a recently leaked CIA report, our amazingly popular global drone war doesn't work .
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 99 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 03:13 PM PST with 71 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] In one of the strangest moments of my political life I found myself agreeing and even feeling sort of gratefully sympathetic to David Brooks on the PBS Newshour ...
by paradox
Comment Count 98 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:13 AM PST with 71 Recommends
Last Friday, Obama gave a speech on the NSA and a full-throated defense of the surveillance state. The cover story of the current edition of the establishment center-left magazine The New Republic ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 06:07 PM PST with 59 Recommends
"The first casualty when war comes is truth." Hiram W Johnson, US Senator, 1917 A century ago the lies that tricked the world into what is probably the most useless, wasteful, bloody ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 63 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 08:41 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Ever since September 11, 2001, the US government has been using military force to pursue and destroy avowed and suspected al Qaeda terrorists via a Congressional authorization passed immediately ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 01:25 AM PST with 24 Recommends
I wish I could say this was Science Fiction. But the "powers that be" have other plans ...
by jamess
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Oct 23, 2011 at 05:45 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Posted by Ryan J. Reilly on ...
by joanneleon
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 09:51 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
and I happen to agree: Opinion An Illegal and Counterproductive ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 108 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 07:02 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Now that Obama's Drone War has expanded to Iraq, and soon to Syria, it's past time to take an honest look at the pluses and minuses of the Drone War.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
On Thursday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence finished its markup of the FY14 Intelligence Authorization Bill. I would like to call your attention to two committee votes in ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 04:53 AM PST with 16 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] A new day is with us as young internet media hotshots backed by deep technology money break onto the scene, first up Glenn Greenwald and firstlook.org, soon to ...
by paradox
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 05:45 AM PST with 14 Recommends
There's a video commercial asking drone pilots not to fly. It's been aired on TV in Las Vegas, and is to run this week in Sacramento on CNN and FoxNews. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/...
by Jim P
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 05:59 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
You ever notice at Thanksgiving, that it's always those people taking the biggest slices of pie, and the biggest piles of stuffing -- that are the first to tell you, THAT YOU should go on a Diet? A ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM PST with 12 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Imagine, if you will, a notoriously violent Mexican drug dealer being pursued in San Antonio, Texas. The televised chase suddenly turns into a quick hostage ...
by paradox
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:45 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Have you ever gotten on a boat or a train when you didn't have exactly the right ticket for that boat or that train at that particular time? True confessions: I have. The situation requires a ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:31 PM PDT with 6 Recommends