Obama’s Hiroshima Speech Was Lovely, Frustrating, and Infuriating

President Obama’s #apology tour keeps a-rollin’ on, am I right? No, hang on. As unforgivable as Obama has been on foreign policy in myriad ways — and how much worse, perhaps, a Clinton or any Republican ever might be with the help of Obama’s drone precedents — there is something about him which almost looks […]

NSA Surveillance and Our “Almost Orwellian” State

Directly lifted from the Electronic Frontier Foundation blog: January 23, 2014 – 7:30pm Berkeley, CA Join us for “NSA Surveillance and Our ‘Almost Orwellian’ State,” hosted by St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Address: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA The event is open to the public. A donation […]

New UN Report Highlights How US Drone Policy Violates International Law

The United Nations General Assembly just released the latest Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The report is necessary, in part, because “There is… a notable lack of consensus on how to apply the rules of international law that regulate the use of force to drones.” The report provides a […]

Obama Might Unwittingly Lead U.S. to a Decade of Peace

President Obama might have already achieved more for peace and stability in the Middle East than he is actually aware. The public debate on the Syrian Civil War and a possible U.S. strike on the Assad regime has shown that public opinion strongly favors non-interventionism to the neo-conservativism of recent history. More than a decade […]

Why “we” REALLY nuked both Hiroshima & Nagasaki. In just 3 days.

OLIVER STONE: … Every school kid — still, my daughter in her school, in private school, in good school, is still learning this: We dropped the bomb because we had to, because the Japanese resistance was fanatic, and we would have lost many American lives taking Japan. This is one — there’s no alternative to […]

Michael Hastings Calls Shenanigans on Obama’s Drone Speech