Posts tagged ‘politics’
December 1st, 2013 at 10:47 pm by Dr. Drang
Big drop in US and coalition casualties this past month. It’d be nice if this trend lasted longer than it did at the beginning of the year.
November 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm by Dr. Drang
So we’re now one month into the thirteenth year of this war. As a nation, America seems comfortable with this condition—as if Afghanistan has become just another foreign military base. There are the continuing deaths, of course, but nobody pays attention to them anymore.
October 6th, 2013 at 8:43 pm by Dr. Drang
Twelve full years.
September 5th, 2013 at 8:25 pm by Dr. Drang
Have you read Steven Levy’s Crypto? You should. It chronicles the development—outside of the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ—of public key cryptography, the “non-secret” encryption technique used in things like PGP, SSL, and SSH. I thought about it today as I read Bruce Schneier’s latest article in The Guardian about how the NSA has subverted encryption…
September 2nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm by Dr. Drang
Afghanistan? That old thing? Don’t you know the hot topic is Syria now?
July 7th, 2013 at 10:45 pm by Dr. Drang
It’s nice, I suppose, that the Edward Snowden matter has us thinking and talking about what we’re willing to sacrifice in the name of national security. It would have been nicer if we’d thought to do this thinking and talking back in 2008 when the FISA Amendments Act was passed,1 making the FISA court even…
June 4th, 2013 at 9:12 pm by Dr. Drang
Creeping up again. And six US military deaths already in June.
May 2nd, 2013 at 6:54 pm by Dr. Drang
Yes, I’m back with this post again. And we’re still getting our young people killed for no reason.
April 12th, 2013 at 9:53 pm by Dr. Drang
As a young man, our new Secretary of State became famous as a spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Forty-two years ago this month, he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and said this: Each day to facilitate the process by which the United States washes her hands of Vietnam someone has…
March 19th, 2013 at 10:30 pm by Dr. Drang
I was busy at work at the beginning of the month, when I normally do this post, and when I came up for air I forgot to go back and fill in. I was going to just wait until the start of next month, but then I realized there was an important anniversary this month,…