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Dr. Daverth is an International Relations scholar who writes extensively on global security and postmodern political theory. His daily rants can be found at The Hindsight Factor

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Obama, Osama and the Making of a Martyr No matter how inevitable bin Laden's death may have been, we should be careful not to characterize it as a victory. At minimum, his story serves to illuminate our own failure to create an equitable society in which violent ideologies hold no influence. Yet in a more practical sense, we must understand that his death does nothing to erase his ideas and may contrarily serve to strengthen his adherent's resolve.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Bin Laden's Dirty Underwear and Civilian-Based Defense Thanks to programs like New York City's "See Something, Say Something' campaign, all terrorists need to do is leave a harmless bag of underwear lying around in order to cause mass panic, disrupt commerce and distract law enforcement.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2010
Rand Paul and the Hypocrisy of Mainstream Libertarians At it's core, Libertarianism is ostensibly concerned with personal liberty and freedom. However, its modern incarnation appears far more concerned with scoring cheap political points while championing corporate interests over the rights of individuals. Dr. Rand Paul's media debacles last week have served to further expose the movement's hypocrisy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2007
Is the company hired to backup White House emails competent? According to one source, anyone expecting those emails to stick around may be in for a shock.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 29, 2007
If We had let Hitler run his course... Some things are just so outrageous that nobody could even say them with a straight face. Nobody, that is, except King George.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2007
Will somebody please outlaw my bottled water! When individuals can't make healthy decisions, should the government start making them for us?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
It's good to be King Commuting Libby's sentence in not only hypocritical cronyism at its worst, but also may cause irreparable harm to our criminal justice system.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2007
The New 1% Doctrine In a war of diminished expectations in Iraq, a 1% victory may prove newsworthy, but at what cost?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2007
There are more than two options for Iran! The Bush administration's dichotomous framing of national security has indelibly tainted public debate on Iran and is preventing liberals from addressing a potentially legitimate threat.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Tragedy of FOX News Comedy Conservatives should think twice before venturing into comedy - they already have one fake news show, why do another?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Fox News Loves Terrorism If FOX News "leaked" a memo implying terrorists are rejoicing in a Democratic victory, maybe it is because Murdhock is afraid that the Democrats may subvert FOX's raison d'etre.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
How Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush Sr. and Ronald Reagan helped create modern terrorism Partisan Republicans should be cautious about lauding Reagan's cowboy era while attacking Clintonian diplomacy, since the policies of the "second" Cold War represent a far more potent antecedant for the threats we face today.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Disney's October Surprise ABC/Disney have truly pushed the bounds of hypocrisy, human decency, and the law with their 9-11 mockumentary
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 11, 2006
September 11th - The Wooden Anniversary Reflections on the last five years.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Failed Bush Doctrine - Fanatasy or the Madness of King George the W Staying the course on the failed Bush Doctrine represents a large-scale misinterpretation of the reailites of warfare and a dangerous overconfidence with military mass and material preponderance.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 21, 2006
So Rush lied. Again. So what? Calling Rush out on his lies may be the duty of any left-leaning fact-checker. But without a proactive means of reaching his audience, we will only further alienate the open-minded among his flock.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2006
Amnesty for Iraqi Insurgents may be Our Best Hope Progressives should not be too quick to denounce amnesty. Done with wisdom and prudence, as well as equal participation, amnesty may represent our best hope of staunching the damage in this disastrous war.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2006
Zarqawi, or How Bush Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hunt Al-Qu’eda is not an army but an idea. Zarqawi’s death will contribute nothing towards ‘victory’ in the War on Terror and will likely put our troops at further risk.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 9, 2006
Hands off whose Internet? Network Neutrality is not about regulating the internet, it's about regulating the big telecoms who are behaving like petulant children
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 8, 2006
Risk-Transfer Militarism The Pentagon's efforts to manage public relations have resulted in a concerted campaign of small, controlled massacres

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