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INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.

Meet the man behind the Muslim conspiracy uproar

July 20, 2012 - Frank Gaffney Jr. of Virginia wrote the controversial report that five members of Congress cited in calling for a probe into alleged Islamist infiltration of the U.S. government. Now known for his anti-Muslim extremism, including efforts against an Islamic center in Tennessee, Gaffney played a key role in shaping U.S. security policy after 9/11.

Fracturing democracy?

December 1, 2011 - As the grassroots movement opposing the controversial gas-drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" racks up political victories, the industry embraces military tactics for dealing with its critics.