Tag: national security
Carl Close | Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM PST | Comments Off on What to Do About Drones: A Symposium
Once known only as military weapons or hobby toys, drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs) are predicted to play increasingly visible roles in a broad range of industries.
Tags: air safety, air-traffic control system, counterterrorism, decentralization, drones, Federal Aviation Administration, legal liability, national security, Privacy, UAVs, unmanned aerial vehicles
Melancton Smith | Monday June 10, 2013 at 6:36 AM PST | 2 Comments
“I’m sure that President Obama would have sought a life sentence in my case.” That is what Daniel Ellsberg says would have happened had Obama been in power in the 1970s. His interview is available at Wonkblog. As readers might recall, Ellsberg gave a reporter a copy of United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967:...
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Tags: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Defense, Ellsberg, Law, leaks, Liberty, Military, national security, Peace, Personal Liberty, Presidential Power, The State, Totalitarianism, Vietnam, War
Mary Theroux | Thursday August 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM PST | 2 Comments
In the aftermath of 9/11, we found ourselves almost bereft of friends and allies, as so many we had thought were fellow-travelers—sharing our dedication to core principles of the sanctity of every individual’s right to life and liberty; the danger of the welfare/warfare state; and the primacy of securing and protecting economic and civil...
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Tags: American History, Civil Society, Constitution, Crisis and Leviathan, Culture, Entertainment, Fascism, Free Market, Gore Vidal, Herbst Theater, Imperialism, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Law, liberalism, Liberty, Military, Morality, national security, Peace, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Presidential Power, Privacy, Robert Higgs, Surveillance, Terrorism, The State, Thomas Gale Moore, Uncommon Knowledge, War, war on terror, warfare state
Emily Skarbek | Tuesday July 6, 2010 at 9:33 AM PST | 3 Comments
Says Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mullen notes that within two years the annual interest on the debt will be almost as much as the bloated annual Department of Defense Budget of $700 billion. Well said. Even better if Mullen would have pointed out that the debt is only...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Defense, Department of Defense, Economics, federal debt, Federal Reserve, federal spending, Government subsidies, Mike Mullen, Money and Banking, National Debt, national security
David Theroux | Friday February 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM PST | 2 Comments
Check out cartoonist Mark Fiore’s hilarious, new animated video on Obama’s support for the U.S. government’s “state secrets,” rendition and torture program, “Chains We Can Believe In.” Under a rule of law, individuals are presumed innocent until convicted of harming others, and America was founded on the natural law principles that every person has...
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Tags: Bailouts, Barack Obama, Budget and Tax Policy, California, China, CIA, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Criminal Justice, Elections, Eric Holder, Humor, Iraq, Law, Money and Banking, national security, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Police, Politics, Presidential Power, renditioning, State Secrets, The State, Torture, Video, War