The Moral Case For Drones

U.S. Drones

Some moral philosophers, political scientists and weapons specialists believe armed, unmanned aircraft offer marked moral advantages over almost any other tool of warfare.

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  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicalsU.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • Israel says it shoots down Hezbollah drone
    The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies.... More
  • Israel says Syria used chemical arms, probably nerve gasIsrael says Syria used chemical arms, probably nerve gas
    Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons - probably nerve gas - in their fight against rebels waging a two-year-old uprising, the Israeli military's top intelligence analyst said on Tuesday. More
  • S. Korea Hints At Nuclear Testing
    The American military commander in the region is staying there instead of returning to Washington--taking no chances as North Korea continues to make threats. More
  • Pro-Life Compassion: Child and Mother - Redstate
    Vast majority of U.S. Catholics who left the church can’t imagine ... - Boston Globe
    09/2/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • De Blasio, Bratton differ on crime in black community - New York Daily News
    ‘Society Has Changed’: De Blasio Breaks With Bratton Over ... - New York Observer
    09/2/2015 - 10:10 am | View Link
  • Pope’s address to Congress comes with hazards for both parties - Seattle Times
    Catholic to Catholic-ish: 45 percent in US feel connected to the ... - Washington Post
    09/2/2015 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • Point: Texas should control its own energy policy - Houston Chronicle
    The president touted it as a moral necessity in the fight for a cleaner ... it can to keep Texas safe from this gross case of federal overreach.
    09/2/2015 - 8:32 am | View Link
  • MacEachern: 'Denali' name change pales to 'Piestewa' -
    The newly renamed Denali is not as high as we thought (but still ... - Los Angeles Times
    09/2/2015 - 7:19 am | View Link
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  • Holy Cross educated judge allows exemptions on moral grounds to Affordable Care contraception coverage
    In the March for Life case, the plaintiffs, which include the organization's president who worked previously for the Catholic Church, argued that they were being denied equal protection from the mandate that they stated is against their pro-life beliefs.
    09/2/2015 - 4:18 am | View Link
  • Federal judge rules for moral, not just religious, objection to contraception
    Previously, exemptions only existed for religious objections by religious groups and affiliates. The case was brought by March for Life, a nonreligious pro-life organization that opposes forms of contraception that it equates with abortion, including ...
    09/2/2015 - 2:27 am | View Link
  • Judge's Moral Choice on Contraception Gets the Law Wrong
    But it’s far from clear that it was correct as a matter of law. The case involved an organization called March for Life, whose purpose is to oppose contraception and abortion -- for what the group considers secular reasons. HHS didn’t want to give the ...
    09/1/2015 - 11:35 am | View Link
  • Judge expands justification for contraception mandate refusal on moral grounds
    The case concerned a group called March for Life, which was formed after the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion in 1973 in Roe v. Wade. The group, Monday's decision said, "is a nonprofit, nonreligious pro-life organization."
    09/1/2015 - 9:19 am | View Link
  • Morning Wrap: Justices Rule Against Ky. Clerk in Gay Marriage Case | D.C. Judge OKs Moral Challenge to ACA
    SCOTUS ORDERS: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued three significant orders: Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News reports on an order turning away a Kentucky county clerk's request to put off a court order that requires her to issue marriage licenses to ...
    08/31/2015 - 12:31 am | View Link
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  • Moral Relativism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Moral relativism is an important topic in metaethics. It is also widely discussed outside philosophy (for example, by political and religious leaders), and ...
    09/2/2015 - 8:50 am | View Website
  • Moral Luck (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Moral luck occurs when an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment despite the fact that a significant aspect of what she is assessed ...
    09/1/2015 - 10:49 pm | View Website
  • Moral panic
    A moral panic is an intense feeling expressed in a population about an issue that appears to threaten the social order The Oxford University's Dictionary of Sociology ...
    09/1/2015 - 3:47 pm | View Website
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is a 2014 book by American energy theorist Alex Epstein The book argues that, although sometimes labeled as "immoral," the use of ...
    09/1/2015 - 2:42 pm | View Website
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Alex Epstein ...
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
    09/1/2015 - 9:27 am | View Website
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