While Barack Obama’s military plan to launch strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might impress many pundits, there are some serious questions that should be asked–about the threat posed by the Islamic State and about some of the assumptions guiding the debate.
A reluctant warrior intervenes against a threat to the homeland--or so we're told
Sunday chat shows skip worker representatives
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Public editor sees FAIR's point on Amnesty report
Ignoring Amnesty report on US torture program
After more than a decade of criticism, the New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet announced (8/7/14) that when the paper reports on US torture, it will call it “torture” (FAIR Blog, 8/8/14). But what if the paper decides that well-documented evidence of US torture is not fit to print? On August 11, Amnesty International released a lengthy report about abuses in Afghanistan committed by US forces and others, including Afghan security. The report includes serious allegations about US Special Forces torturing Afghan civilians. The Amnesty report has received some attention in US outlets, including the LA Times (8/11/14), Washington […]
'Situation Room' guestlist missing skeptics of Iraq invasion
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