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What Or Who Do You Believe In Anymore?

At this point, I can’t think of a single political organization that has my trust. I look at the field of potential presidential candidates in 2016, for all the political parties, big and small, and shudder. [...]

Obama Does A Small Excellent Thing

In the context of Obama’s moves to open up unprecedented areas of America’s lands and coastlines to drilling for oil, it’s a small move. However, it’s one worth noting, though. [...]

NSA Breaks Its Own Spying Rules Thousands Of Times Every Year

The NSA is violating its own spying rules many times every day, new documents show. That information is being withheld from Congress and the FISA court. [...]

Exposed: Military NSA violated its own lax surveillance rules — and covered it up

After yesterday’s revelations, did you think the news about warrantless spying on Americans couldn’t possibly get worse?

Well, you’re wrong. Today, there are more revelations about the spying program of the NSA, a branch of the U.S. military. These revelations are even worse than what came before.

What you read below takes for granted [...]

Obama Reforms To Big Brother Are Not Enough

We already have limits on the power of U.S. government spy agencies, and they’re much more significant than anything that Barack Obama has proposed. The limits we have come from the Bill of Right. [...]

Obama Says There Is No Spying On Americans

A review of the facts that Jay Leno chose not to confront Barack Obama with when Obama said that there is no spying on Americans. [...]

5 Petitions the Obama White House Has Ignored (despite its own rules). Why?

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011

This was (and remains) the promise of “We The People”, the official online petition website of the executive branch [...]

Burying the Lede: No Matter How Pew Asks, Majorities Oppose Massive Government Surveillance

“Government Surveillance: A Question Wording Experiment,” reads the latest release of polling data from the Pew Research Center. The story underneath reads:

To better understand how the manner in which the government’s surveillance program is described affects public evaluations, the Pew Research Center conducted a question wording experiment in a national telephone survey fielded between [...]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted To Keep The NSA Spying On American Phone Calls?

Did Democratic Party members vote in 2008 and 2012 because they thought that Barack Obama would work with the Republican Party to prevent reform of George W. Bush’s unconstitutional electronic surveillance systems? President Obama seems to think so. [...]

Barack Obama’s Social Security Number Proves That He’s A Connecticutist!

These explanations are all too simple. They warn us not to lose track of the possibility that we may now have a President of the United States who was born in Connecticut. [...]

Congress Reassembles in the face of Secret Court and Secret Law. What will You Do about it?

Eric Lichtblau writes an article in Sunday’s New York Times that is worth reading because it provides detail on secret law and secret courts in America that President Barack Obama would rather you didn’t know. A FISA court of eleven justices, all appointed by the authoritarian Chief Justice John Roberts, have been authorizing massive warrantless [...]