Eight Must-Read Stories About Charlie Hebdo, a Strained Drone Fleet and Jeb Bush’s Gay Marriage Emails.
The Beast’s best from this past week.
Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should TooBy John AvlonNow is not the time for accommodation and fear. We must stand up for free speech. That is why The Daily Beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.
Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas CharlieBy Arthur ChuWhen the only thing you’re reverent of is irreverence, you eventually get chan culture—people who shout racial slurs and think they’ve accomplished something in the name of ‘free speech.’
Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS WarBy Nancy YoussefThe American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. But it’s not so sure who was on the receiving end of those bombs.
Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force SaysBy Dave MajumdarToo many missions and too few pilots are threatening the ‘readiness and combat capability’ of America’s unmanned Air Force, according to an internal memo.
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around. When it’s a gay relationship, those words change to ‘pedophile’ and ‘pervert.’
I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003By Vicky WardWhen Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein for Vanity Fair, allegations of his attempted seduction of two young sisters were excised from the final piece.
The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a CountryBy Jacob SiegelPapa Faal says he and other ex-American soldiers tried to shoot their way into the home of Gambia’s president.