Monthly Archives: September 2012

Poll: Nearly Six In Ten “Somewhat/Extremely Concerned” About Domestic Drone Use

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National Journal: Obama “Defying Gravity”

From the article: The U.S. economy has been recovering, agonizingly slowly, for three years. Voters want desperately to see faster growth, but they’re adjusting to the slow lane, and they increasingly believe that Washington can’t help. This is the simple … Continue reading

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The Drone Debate, Encapsulated

When I went to Georgetown University over 20 years ago, I felt the standards for hiring and retaining faculty were relatively high. If you need any evidence that they’ve slipped–badly–you need only read this piece by GU faculty member Christine … Continue reading

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Conviction In Chinese Espionage Case

From the FBI’s Newark Field Office, regarding the convcition of former L3 contractor Steve Liu: In 2010, Liu stole thousands of electronic files from his employer, L-3 Communications, Space and Navigation Division, located in Budd Lake, New Jersey. The stolen … Continue reading

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Our Moral Slide Continues

These are the kind of poll results that will make you want to start drinking early. From a poll commissioned by Amy Zegart: A quarter of all Americans are willing to use nuclear weapons to kill terrorists. No joke. This … Continue reading

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Obama’s UN Speech

From his speech: But understand, the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America.  They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded — the notion that people … Continue reading

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New Stanford/NYU Report: Living Under Drones

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Piscataway Call Center Combats Veteran Suicides

I pretty much loathe the political process, which is ironic since working in the political system is what I do for a living. Having the chance to try to support programs like this one is why I stay. From … Continue reading

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Libya: Attack On US Consulate Not Pre-planned

From The Hill this afternoon, quoting a senior NCTC official: “What we don’t have at this point is specific intelligence that there was a significant advanced planning or coordination for this attack. We’re still looking for any indications of substantial … Continue reading

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More On The Camp Bastion Attack

The official readout from the USMC: Two Marines (the squadron commander and one of his sergeants) were killed in the attack.  Seven others were injured but their injuries are listed as NSI (non-serious injury).  At last report 14 insurgents were … Continue reading

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