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Newest U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Trolling

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Intelligence

From www.wired.com

In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. government has used a wide variety of tactics against terrorists. It’s invaded countries where they operated (and ones where they didn’t). It’s tried to win the backing of foreign populations in which the terrorists hide.

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The Vetting Search for Mitt Romney′s Vice President

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.gq.com

The fallout from the Sarah Palin experiment has cast a long shadow over Mitt Romney′s search this summer for a running mate. The list of candidates that his Boston team is rumored to be vetting—which includes Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, Ohio senator Rob Portman, and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty—does not feature any game changers, at least none on the order of Palin.

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The Pentagon′s New Generation of Secret Military Bases

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Military

From www.motherjones.com

Don′t for a second think that the Pentagon is packing up, downsizing its global mission, and heading home. In fact, based on developments in recent years, the opposite may be true. While the collection of Cold War-era giant bases around the world is shrinking, the global infrastructure of bases overseas has exploded in size and scope.

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Why citizenship tests are full of holes

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Society

From www.ft.com

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An Open Letter to People Who Take Pictures of Food With Instagram

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Society

From www.mcsweeneys.net

We all went through our creative, experimental stages. There is a period in all of our lives where we think we can probably make money off our pseudo-artistic talent of choice. And now, you think you are a photographer because Instagram does the work for you.

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My Ankles Are Pink and I Don’t Care: An Interview With Harrison Behl

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Category: Society

From www.mcsweeneys.net

Basically, a 25-pound bag of brown makes 10,000 crayons. Ten pounds of white makes the same, 8 pounds of navy blue, 2.5 for cerulean. We did lots of brown—huge runs of like 6,200 pounds at a time.

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