Remember when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) led that heroic, morally-fueled filibuster against drones targeting Americans on U.S. soil?
Good, because Sen. Paul seems to have forgotten. At this point someone in his camp should remind him that speech recording technology is a thing.
And on TWiB!, two unique takes on the effects of terror:
First, TWiB! staff writer David von Ebers examines a history of bombings on American soil and its legal consequences:
Today it’s controversial for the president of the United States to even suggest that a homegrown bomber like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a naturalized American citizen who’s lived more than half his life here, should be charged with federal crimes and processed through the civilian criminal justice system… What the hell happened to us?
And #TWiBRadio co-host and TWiB! managing editor Dacia Mitchell asks if the way we digest media affects how we value tragedy:
The way violence is portrayed in the news media values the spectacular over the everyday … with endless speculative chatter and misinformation, the devastating calculus made by the media and understood in society is that the body subjected to quotidian violence is less valuable than the body subjected to spectacular violence.
Also, on today’s #TWiBRadio Okla. Rep. Dennis Johnson apologizes to the Jews, Rand Paul has a change of heart about drones, and Fatima Gossgraves of National Women’s Law Center speaks on holding schools accountable for the harassment of students who report rape.
And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discusses the race to patent “Boston Strong,” the search for missing teen and misidentified bombing suspect Sunil Tripathi, and no refund for a woman deemed too fat to tan.