John Thomason was the Research Editor for Fact Checking at The Intercept. Prior to joining First Look Media, he contributed research and fact-checking to award-winning investigations for Al Jazeera America, Slate, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications. His writing has appeared in The Nation, the New Inquiry, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is based in New York City.
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A recent book by James Bridle, “New Dark Age,” argues technology is clouding our understanding of the world around us and making that world more dangerous.
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Libya has served as a laboratory for new drone warfare tactics.
New CDC Report Downplays Role of Guns in Rising U.S. Suicide Rates
The report doesn’t delve into the body of research on the strong association between firearm access and suicide deaths.