Terrorism before and after 9/11 – a more dangerous world?
, researchers from the US Department of Defense and the RAND Corporation used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database and the Uppsala Conflict Data Program to produce a quantitative look at the long-term trends in terrorism: the short upshotRead More
Last Friday, a white guy named Michael Christopher Estes walked into Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina, dressed in black and carrying an AN/FO chemical explosive as well as sharp nails and bullets, used to create shrapnel in such bombs.
He was arrested and he told the arresting officers that his terrorist attackRead More
UK public broadcaster Channel 4 sparked a presswide panic with a story: “Potentially deadly bomb ingredients are ‘frequently bought together’ on Amazon.”
But the ingredients are common black powder ingredients. Black powder is useful for many hobbyist applications (“fireworks, model rockets, antique firearms, or to blow up the occasional stump”) but it’s notRead More
Donald Trump represents the eminently foreseeable outcome of Reagan’s Republican bargain: welding together a coalition of racists and religious fanatics with the finance sector and its lobbyists, making two groups who had spent a century cordially loathing each other into one.
Welding big money to big racism was a winning strategy, at first.Read More
Psychologist James Mitchell is the self-described “architect” of the CIA’s torture program (a consulting gig that netted him a cool $80m at taxpayer expense), along with his partner John “Bruce” Jessen — they’re the pair who oversaw black-site torture programs that killed and maimed people who’d been convicted of no crime by any court,Read More