Monthly Archives: May 2011

Marine killed by SWAT team in his own home

Jesus H. Christ. How have I missed this story? From Radley Balko: On May 5 at around 9:30 a.m., several teams of Pima County, Ariz., police officers from at least four different police agencies armed with SWAT gear and an … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren takes questions from Larry, Moe, and Curly

Warren, who’s helping the President set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (an agency created by, and with a mandate from, the U.S. Congress), has been subject to absolutely daffy questioning from members of the House Oversight Committee. E.g., Rep. … Continue reading

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two stories on Libya and one on America

First, President Obama seems perfectly content to break the law by failing to seek Congressional approval for any combat mission lasting longer than 60 days, as required by the War Powers Resolution of 1973: That deadline fell Friday, but in … Continue reading

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the new American jobs program

Via Ghost In The Machine, this astonishing bit of candor pops up in a PBS piece on the economic crash lurking in our massive wars: An executive at a small defense contractor recently joked to me, “Afghanistan is our business … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s ISI is really, really, really not on our side

WBEZ, the NPR affiliate in Chicago, reports that the jury has now been selected for the trial of Tahawwur Hussain Rana, one of several men indicted as co-conspirators in the 2008 coordinated terror attacks in Mumbai. WBEZ notes, The trial … Continue reading

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porn and radical Islam, continued

A friend points out that it’s not surprising that Osama Bin Laden had porn on his hard drive — it’s actually quite common to find porn in terrorist hidey-holes. Asra Nomani of The Daily Beast has more: In fact, the … Continue reading

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Bin Laden, caliph of the Great Islamic Empire from Spain to China, sentences the monkey to a vigorous spanking

Don’t know how I missed this last week, but apparently Bin Laden’s hard drives contained a “fairly extensive” collection of pornography, according to (naturally) anonymous officials. Wired says it best: If this is a CIA information operation — and how … Continue reading

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