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Chase Madar

Entries by Chase Madar

Washington's Military Aid to Israel

(100) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 8:19 AM

Fake Peace Process, Real War Process

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We Americans have funny notions about foreign aid. Recent polls show that, on average, we believe 28% of the federal budget is eaten up by it, and that, in a time of austerity, this gigantic bite...

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The Over-Policing of America

(116) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 8:31 AM

Police Overkill Has Entered the DNA of Social Policy

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If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone will be treated as...

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Bradley Manning Has Done More for U.S. Security Than SEAL Team 6

(258) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 10:27 AM

How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

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The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that assassinated Osama bin...

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The School Security America Doesn't Need

(195) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 9:24 AM

After Newtown: Turning Schools Into Prisons

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Outrage over the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre may or may not spur any meaningful gun control laws, but you can bet your Crayolas that it will lead to more seven-year-olds getting handcuffed and hauled away to...

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What the Laws of War Allow

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 2:40 PM

Do the WikiLeaks War Logs Reveal War Crimes -- Or the Poverty of International Law?

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Anyone who would like to witness a vivid example of modern warfare that adheres to the laws of war -- that corpus of regulations developed...

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Blood on Whose Hands?

(11) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 9:02 AM

Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians

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Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about... civilian war casualties?  What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars...

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Bradley Manning, American Hero

(27) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 12:23 PM

Four Reasons Why Pfc. Bradley Manning Deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Not a Prison Cell

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We still don’t know if he did it or not, but if Bradley Manning, the 24-year-old Army private from Oklahoma, actually supplied...

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Why Bradley Manning Is a Patriot, Not a Criminal: An Opening Statement for the Defense of Private Manning

(254) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 10:57 AM

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Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old from Crescent, Oklahoma, enlisted in the U.S. military in 2007 to give something back to his country and, he hoped, the world.

For the past seven months, Army Private First Class Manning has been held in solitary confinement in the Marine...

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Guantánamo, Exception or Rule? All-American Justice for a Child Soldier at Obama's Gitmo

(18) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 3:10 PM

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When I was down in Guantánamo a few months ago, a veteran German journalist let it slip that she didn’t much care for the place.  “This,” she confided in me, and many of the other journalists there as well, “is the worst place I have ever visited in my entire career.”

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