Sam Staley | Sunday January 21, 2018 at 6:59 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: The Post Puts Freedom of the Press in Spotlight
The Washington Post is now a stalwart of the national press corps, but, as the movie The Post makes clear, its status was not assured. Neither was the future of the Freedom of the Press in the wake of Daniel Ellsberg’s leaking of The Pentagon Papers in 1971 in what may be the most...
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Tags: Daniel Ellsberg, First Amendment, freedom of the press, government transparency, Meryl Streep, movie review, Steven Spielberg, The Pentagon Papers, The Post, Washington Post
Abigail R. Hall | Thursday October 22, 2015 at 5:57 AM PDT | Comments Off on Whistleblower Reveals Drones Are Deadly and Poorly Used
For those interested in when and how the U.S. government uses drones abroad, getting data is difficult, if not impossible. I speak from personal experience. In writing on the use of drones internationally and domestically, I’ve found that data is sparse. Putting together anything that resembles a “comprehensive data set” means hundreds of hours...
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Tags: ACLU, Civil Liberties, Civilian Casualties, conflict, drones, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, government transparency, whistleblower