All Further Articles for 2013-02-28

Thursday, February 28, 2013
The new Bloomberg Businessweek cover, with grotesque caricatures of people of color, suggests greedy shiftless minorities are coming for your money and your houses - a mind-blowingly racist claim that observers more astute than the Bloomberg editorial staff note is also entirely inaccurate. Welcome to post-racial America.
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Just Like Other Agencies, the U.S. Marshals Service Doesn't Really Want to Talk About Their Drones
Evidently uninterested in the notion of government transparency, the Marshals Service took months to respond to a FOIA request from the ACLU for information on their drone program, finally sending two of 30 existing pages so heavily redacted they "reveal almost no information." What's known is that the Marshals tested - and crashed - two small drones a while ago, may or may not have continued the program, and are in no hurry to tell us. "We should not have to guess whether our government is using these eyes in the sky to spy on us."
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