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Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

Hearts, Minds and Dead Sunnis in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A critical part of America's plan to resolve all issues left unresolved after nine years of war and occupation is to divide the indigenous Sunnis from the "foreign" Sunnis, i.e., ISIS, and "unite" Iraq.

Our Twisted Politics of Grief

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.

How Iran's "Ambassador of Death" Compares to Other Drones

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

There are several other countries with drone systems comparable or superior to Iran's, notably France, Italy, and South Africa. With labels like "The Ambassador of Death", however, Iran's does have the scariest name.

Drone Porn: The Newest YouTube Hit

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.24.2014 | World
Keith Thomson

Ranging from relatively detached wide shots of bombings taken by onboard cameras to startlingly graphic close-ups, "drone porn" has become a smash hit, tallying over 10 million views.