The Heart of the Matter
Monday, January 30, 2017
Predictably, ISIS is cheering Trump's Muslim ban (actually, not just predictably. Predicted ). Yes, I know, it's not really a Musl...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Defense Against Foreign Danger; Instruments of Tyranny at Home
Consider the way tools of national (in)security policy initially deployed abroad inevitably find their way home: bulk surveillance , black ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Another Chance to Get It Right
Anyone who knows the work of novelist Andrew Vachss will recognize his influence on my latest novel, Livia Lone (along with that of his ...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Why Torture is Now De Facto a Policy Choice, Not a Crime
Absolutely not a surprise that Mike Pence refuses to rule out torture in a Trump administration. I've been writing about this sin...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Every 25 Seconds, Cops Arrest Someone for Drug Possession
I urge you to read this article by Alice Speri in the Intercept . 89,000 people jailed--no, not per year, per day . The war on some drug...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Yes, the 1950's level of fear-mongering and bullshit is part of what makes this Diane Feinstein op-ed such an embarrassment. But the r...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Snowden, the Movie
Gripping drama, potent activism—guest blogging about Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic over at BoingBoing today . "The movie succeed...
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