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Russian propaganda and Western reporters who can’t think: Putin’s great rise in popularity, as revealed by polls

They say that robots or software robots can prepare news to be distributed much like a newspaper does. Evidence is mounting that robots or robot-like reporters are already filing reports for leading newspapers, and making…


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REPRISE: Anwar al-Aulaqi—Targeted Killings, Self-Defense, and War Crimes

Press reports indicate President Obama is considering adding or has already added the name of a U.S. citizen to the kill list for targeted assassination by drone or other means. See Tom Cohen, “When can…



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On eve of testimony to Congress on Benghazi, CIA Director David Petraeus forced out over an affair

Updated November 10, 2012 David Petraeus, the nation’s most-celebrated military commander, has been forced to resign, ostensibly over an affair which came to light in an FBI investigation of unauthorized access to his computers and…


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Obama, the presidential elections, Syria and Iran—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #51 (June 12)

More Opinion on Obama, drones, the elections, Syria and Iran (1) Anne-Marie Slaughter, “Syrian intervention is justifiable, and just,” The Washington Post, June 8, 2012. The author is a professor of politics and international affairs…


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Did the White House authorize recent leaks on covert programs?

At President Obama’s press conference on Friday, June 8, he was asked by David Jackson of USA Today about the leaks that were apparently behind recent newspaper articles and several books on covert operations. President…


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EU “slaps” new sanctions on Syria—0bama’s debacle in Syria — Update #36 (April 14)

EU “slaps” another round of sanctions on Syria The European Union slapped another round of sanctions against Syria today, the 15th. CNN Wire staff, “EU slaps new sanctions on Syria,” CNN, May 14, 2012 (updated…