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Killing Blind

Killing Blind

Kathy Kelly  10.28.2015
We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like...
The ‘Drone Papers' Do Not Reflect All Drone Programs, Especially in Pakistan

The ‘Drone Papers' Do Not Reflect All Drone Programs, Especially in Pakistan

C. Christine Fair  10.28.2015
The "Drone Papers" suffer from "selection bias." Selection bias occurs when the information that is available (the "sample") is not representative...
Drone Footage Of Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet Is Stunning, Terrifying

Drone Footage Of Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet Is Stunning, Terrifying

Damon Beres  10.27.2015
Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity, but it's not always the easiest to visualize. A dreadfully skinny polar...
Tourists of Empire

Tourists of Empire

William J. Astore  10.27.2015
The United States is a peculiar sort of empire. Americans have been in what might be called imperial denial since the Spanish-American...
Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg  10.26.2015
I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders...

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman  10.26.2015
Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November...
Walmart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service

Walmart Wants To Test A Drone Delivery Service

Reuters  10.26.2015
Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse...
What The FAA Regulation Of Drones Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

What The FAA Regulation Of Drones Can Teach Us About Gun Safety

Robert L. Cavnar  10.23.2015
Let's learn a lesson from the FAA's action on drones. We're way overdue for a little common sense to be injected into the conversation...
The <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i> Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

The New York Times and Washington Post Are Ignoring Civilians Killed by U.S. Drone Strikes

The Conversation US  10.22.2015
Both papers have substantially underrepresented the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, failed to correct...
Making People Register Their Drones May Just Create More Problems

Making People Register Their Drones May Just Create More Problems

Alexander Howard  10.20.2015
 A day after the federal government announced its new plan to set up a system to register recreational drones...
Cruising the Skies of the Greater Middle East Blasting Away at Civilians

Cruising the Skies of the Greater Middle East Blasting Away at Civilians

Tom Engelhardt  10.20.2015
To this day, it remains difficult to take in the degree to which the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq destabilized the Greater...
Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

Alexander Howard  10.19.2015
If you operate a drone, Uncle Sam wants to know your name. The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration announced...

Endless War Does Not Make Us Safer

Ivan Eland  10.19.2015
Obama's recent decision to leave American troops in perpetuity in the Afghanistan War, despite a fourteen-year failed attempt to remodel...