Comment: Official estimates show civilians more likely to be killed by CIA drones than by US Air Force actions. The reality is likely far worse

Armed drones became the symbol of US counter-terrorism policy under Obama (Picture: USAF) Targeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject. Most controversial of all is the number of civilians killed in US covert and clandestine drone strikes since 2002. The new White House data relates only to Obama’s first seven years in […]

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Home Secretary pushes through ‘controversial’ powers to make people stateless

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has inserted a last-minute amendment to the Immigration Bill that will enable her to make people stateless. The amendment would significantly expand her citizenship-stripping powers. Currently May can not revoke a person’s citizenship if it would make them stateless, so the power can only be used on dual nationals who would still […]

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Texas politicians adjust campaigns amid coronavirus fears

“Texas politicians adjust campaigns amid coronavirus fears” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Jason Westin understands a candidate’s need to be out on the campaign trail. Once a hard-charging congressional candidate himself, […]

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