(FILL THE SCREEN, CRANK THE SOUND)
"We were a serious race. If you want other proof of it, besides our record in war and in politics, you only have to look at our art."
—Henry Adams, Mount Saint Michel and Chartes
"The attempt to write a formal rule book for targeted killing began last summer after news reports on the drone program, started under President George W. Bush and expanded by Mr. Obama, revealed some details of the president’s role in the shifting procedures for compiling “kill lists” and approving strikes. Though national security officials insist that the process is meticulous and lawful, the president and top aides believe it should be institutionalized, a course of action that seemed particularly urgent when it appeared that Mitt Romney might win the presidency.
'There was concern that the levers might no longer be in our hands,' said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. With a continuing debate about the proper limits of drone strikes, Mr. Obama did not want to leave an 'amorphous' program to his successor, the official said. The effort, which would have been rushed to completion by January had Mr. Romney won, will now be finished at a more leisurely pace, the official said."
—Scott Shane, "Election Spurred a Move to Codify U.S. Drone Policy", The New York Times
"Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.
In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone to far.
Pictures came and broke your heart, put the blame on VTR."
—"Video Killed the Radio Star" by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, and Bruce Woolley