Bradley Dean “Bradlee Dean” Smith is running out of places to hide. And he’s not too happy about it.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday July 14, 2012 6:45 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 9, 2012 3:59 pm|
The presidency of Barack Obama has entrenched many of the counterterrorism policies of President George W. Bush in the national security state and helped to further cement bipartisan consensus on these policies. However, there is one vile aspect about which conservatives and center-left individuals disagree, and that is on whether to outright kill terror suspects or not.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday June 3, 2012 6:45 am|
This morning, Chris Hayes did a segment on his show that examined President Barack Obama’s reported “kill list,” whether the number of civilians being killed by drones is being hidden from the American public, and whether the program is, in fact, legal as the Obama administration claims. The segment aired just days after a major story by the New York Times on the “kill list” catapulted US drone policy into the national conversation. It also was one of the few segments that MSNBC aired on the Obama administration’s drone program all week.
Colonel Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, Hina Shamsi from the ACLU’s National Security Project, Jeremy Scahill of The Nation magazine and Josh Treviño of the Texas Public Policy Foundation appeared on the program for the discussion.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 1, 2012 12:30 pm|
When considering that the New York Times story from Jo Becker and Scott Shane was a major story containing multiple revelations on how President Barack Obama and his administration decide which “terror suspects” to target and kill, there really was not much media coverage of the story at all. Numerous commentaries and analyses have been posted online, however, it really has received a scant amount of attention. Particularly in television and radio, commentators and pundits have been largely silent. They’ve let the Times bask in the glory of what Chris Floyd of Empire Burlesque called “a love letter to Obama’s murder racket.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 29, 2012 2:50 pm|
I haven’t fully weighed in on Chris Hayes’ segment from Sunday about the use of concepts like heroism and valor when discussing the US military, and I’m not sure I have to. Conor Friedersdorf, a conservative, says most of what needs to be said here. Meanwhile, NBC shamelessly invited guests to attack Hayes while misrepresenting what he said.
|By: dakine01 Saturday April 7, 2012 4:00 pm|
Once again, the economic community is scrambling to find the reasons why they were suprised by the March 2012 jobs report. The monthly report from ADP had private sector jobs at 209K increase for March 2012 which apparently led many economists to predict a similar number for the official report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was released on Friday.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 27, 2012 1:34 pm|
While in Florida momentum has quickly shifted away from Newt Gingrich and to Mitt Romney, on the national level Gingrich is still going very strong. Two national polls out today both give Gingrich a solid nine point lead over Romney.
|By: dakine01 Thursday January 19, 2012 6:50 pm|
But then I see articles across the Toobz like this from Tuesday from US News (via Yahoo) with the headline “Are We Entering a Jobless Recovery?” and I just want to weep at the incredible combination of stoopid and duplicity to that gives us such a headline.
|By: William Black Sunday January 15, 2012 1:59 pm|
Dylan Ratigan is well positioned to author a book, designed to be an enjoyable and informative read by normal humans, on the ongoing financial crisis. He is the wunderkind who became Global Managing Editor for Corporate Finance of Bloomberg, the premier news service that specializes in finance, at an exceptionally young age. He was at CNBC while that network was hyping the housing bubble as a non-bubble offering fantastic investment opportunities.
|By: dakine01 Wednesday January 11, 2012 7:09 pm|