Peace and Security

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

The terrorist menace is proving quite useful to the U.S. government, much as the communist menace did many years ago. What could be more convenient than tagging dissenters and opponents as “giving material aid to terrorists”?

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Drone on the Range

Drone on the Range

Get ready, America. Here comes “the next latest and greatest thing in aviation.” Wow, what could it be? Maybe the airlines are going to drop all of their ridiculous rip-off fees. That’d be great!

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A Rotten Cop on the Beat

A Rotten Cop on the Beat

In mid-July, relatives of three U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes in Yemen filed a wrongful death lawsuit against top security officials. Their complaint charges that the lethal strikes “violated fundamental rights afforded to all U.S. citizens, including the right not to be deprived of life without due process of law.”

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Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Western Hemisphere, from Mexico on down, traditionally served as a happy hunting ground for American business. From the Rio Grande to Cape Horn, cheap labor, cheap oil, cheap copper, cheap gold, cheap bananas, cheap beef, cheap wheat, cheap palm oil, and cheap politicians made Latin American countries attractive places to extract profits.

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