On a recent snowy January night in upstate New York, a grandmother turned herself in to the Jamesville Correctional Facility, to serve a six-month sentence. Her crime? Taking photos.
What is at stake in the question of which deaths we mark and mourn and which we marginalize and ignore? The National September 11 Memorial Museum and drone warfare are a reminder of this question.
Since 2009 the U.S. has been launching drone strikes against Yemeni citizens. Is it legal? Is it effective? Is it just? Journalist Farea Al-Muslimi discusses the impact of this military campaign.
Drone-strike victims are drawing attention to the controversial targeted killing program that has become central to Barack Obama's foreign policy and global war-making.
Heller's depiction of war -- grim and stark -- was fiction, though based on his own experience. Obama's wars, his drone strikes, his war on whistle-blowers, are all too real.
In the echoing words of the late Susan Sontag: "Let's by all means grieve together, but let's not be stupid together." It applies maybe quadruple after the Boston bombings -- and to us as well.
The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were acting no differently than a general in the Pentagon when they detonated a crude version of weapons that are a regular part of many a military arsenal.
President Barack Obama's controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday afternoon by a Senate filibuster.
Obama's promotion of John Brennan, and his prosecution of John Kiriakou, demonstrate how the recent excesses of U.S. presidential power are the creation of a frightening new normal.
The documentary film Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield exposes the Obama administration's threatre of war and hears from people who live at the target end of U.S. foreign policy.