The Problem, In One Tweet

This one.  Maybe - maybe - you could make an argument that the reason this failed is due to the messenger. That Bernie Sanders’ name has become toxic in the Democratic establishment to such a degree that even good, commonsense legislation he proposes is defeated, when the same thing proposed by anyone else might very well have passed. If you think that, however, take a look back at...

McCain vs. McCain on DADT

Today, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - Admiral Mike Mullen (a Bush appointee), came out unambiguously in Senate hearings in favor of repealing the Clinton-era policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, governing our country's policy on gay men and women serving in the armed forces. Then there was Senator McCain's response. Honestly, you want a definition of political hack, opportunist, windsock - look...

The Smell Of Inevitability

and the weight of history: The military's top uniformed officer declared Tuesday that gays should be allowed to serve openly in uniform, arguing that it is "the right thing to do." Adm. Mike Mullen's statement was the strongest yet from the uniformed military on this volatile issue, although he stressed that he was "speaking for myself and myself only." He told the Senate Armed Services Committee...

Real-Time Access To All U.S. Drones & Warplanes Video With $26 Worth Of Software

Oy. Just Oy. For crying out loud, I use encryption on sensitive emails, and set up a basic VPN server so I can use it when I'm using my iPhone through public wi-fi (like at Starbucks or the airport or something). Did the U.S. military really not think this one through?How’d the militants manage to get access to such secret data? Basically by pointing satellite dishes up, and waiting for the...