FBB Special Report: Trump, “Black Sites,” and “Enhanced Interrogation”

This morning, the Washington Post obtained an executive order drafted by the Trump Administration calling for a policy review that could authorize the Central Intelligence Agency to reopen “black site” prisons overseas and potentially restart the Bush-era interrogation tactics that are tantamount to torture. Even considering the reauthorization of these tactics is a mistake that will hurt our ability to defeat terrorists, their organizations, and the underlying conditions that they seek to exploit. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Trump, “Black Sites,” and “Enhanced Interrogation”

Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Meet the Next Interior Secretary

President Trump announced that he would be nominating Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke to be the next Secretary of the Interior. Given the Importance of this position in relation to the National Park’s Service, the editors of the FFB thought it appropriate to include a profile of the Congressman in our Revisiting America’s Best Idea Series. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Meet the Next Interior Secretary

The Gambia, the ECOWAS, and Deposing Despots

Yahya Jammeh has ruled The Gambia for over two decades. But, last month, everything changed. Adama Barrow, a Western-educated businessman and politician, backed by a coalition of seven opposition and independent parties, won what appeared to be a free and fair election, only for Jammeh to reject the results. Continue reading The Gambia, the ECOWAS, and Deposing Despots

Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Obama’s Park Legacy

It is unlikely that twenty years from now President Obama will be remembered for his National Parks policies. Regardless, his actions have ensured that the principles behind the park service — the idea that our natural and cultural resources should be preserved for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations — continue on. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Obama’s Park Legacy

Understanding False Confessions: REID Part I

When you get interviewed/interrogated by the police, there will be a large likelihood that you will undergo the REID Interview and Interrogation Technique. So when you’re being interviewed by the police try to not be nervous like any human would be because then you’re obviously a liar. LIAR. Continue reading Understanding False Confessions: REID Part I

Why We don’t turn South Korea into an Island

On New Year’s Day, dictator Kim Jong-un said in a televised address to his subjects that North Korea was in the final stages of developing an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), a large, multi-stage missile capable of carrying one or more nuclear warheads and with sufficient range to strike the continental United States. So why aren’t we taking action? Continue reading Why We don’t turn South Korea into an Island