Photo: Médecins Sans Frontières' Kunduz Trauma Center in Afghanistan, following U.S. airstrikes. STR/AFP/Getty Images. And
We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like ourselves, overseas, whenever our government offers us its unsubstantiated explanations, its sincere good will, its apologies.
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination
Photo: Maya Evans "This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine." These lines
International law is suddenly very popular in Washington. President Obama responded to Russian military intervention in the Crimea by accusing Russia of a "breach of international law." Unfortunately, during the last five years, no world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack Obama.
In the years before 9/11, the U.S. focused its global attentions on what it then called "rogue states." The U.S. now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.
President Obama's declaration that "America is at a crossroads" in the fight against terror, a fight that is increasingly turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown extremists, should give every American pause.
Welcome to the banality of evil, Ben Wheatley-style: In his horror comedy Sightseers, a couple (Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who also scripted) decides to take a caravan trip across the British Isles.
It may be that the time has come to create a "non-political" and "independent" attorney general, one who would serve the interests of the public by upholding the rule of law rather than justifying the whims of the president.