Interview With Laurie Calhoun: Author of, ‘We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age’

Laurie Calhoun: We Kill Because We Can

Your most recent work has concerned the lethal use of drones.  What inspired you to tackle this important, but little acknowledged problem? Laurie Calhoun: I have been writing essays on war since the 1999 NATO bombing of Kosovo. In 2013, I published War and Delusion: A Critical Examination, which is a comprehensive critique of the “just war” paradigm. After about a decade of research and thinking about the morality of war, I came to the conclusion that just war theory is no more and no less than a powerful rhetorical…

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Enslaving Women – Bill Introduced to Register Women for Conscription

A bill has been introduced to require women to register for the draft. Now, reading this article, it seems that the sponsors have introduced this bill as a way of provoking debate about the topic, as this snippet referencing Duncan Hunter spells out: Hunter said he likely wouldn’t vote for the bill if comes to the House floor and that it’s “unfortunate” he had to introduce it. Earlier in the article, a quote is given which leads me to believe this is more about partisan politics than concern for women…

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Why Arizona Has 1.1 Craft Breweries per Capita While Texas Only Has 0.6 per Capita

I just came back from an enjoyable beercation (a vacation with the purpose trying beer at various breweries) in the Dallas, Texas area. Being from Arizona, I found the Texas brewery laws to be rather silly and restrictive. For example, I found that a brewery, even with a taproom, couldn’t fill growlers or sell packaged beer, but a brewpub was allowed to do so with the trade off being a lower cap on the amount of beer it can brew annually. With that being said, it is no wonder that…

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Freer Markets, Less Prison Population, and More Drug War: Governor of Arizona Dreams the Impossible Dream

I say that the governor dreams the impossible dream because how can you have freer markets and less prison population, but at the same time, more drug enforcement? I will be analyzing Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s State of the State Address. The transcript and video of the address is here. I will break down the major parts of the address and give a summary and some liberty minded commentary. Beginning of the Address: Arizona is great The address begins with the governor bragging about Arizona with the usual rhetoric about…

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