A petition in the official White House system calls for Barack Obama engage in a public, one-hour debate with Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the Obama Administration’s abusive, unconstitutional electronic search and seizure program. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Barack Obama has authorized the seizure of huge numbers of telephone records from journalists reporting on the Obama Administration’s activities. [...]
In reality, after his big speeches were done, Obama has been more listless than tireless in addressing the problem of climate change. [...]
Do you know anyone who actually has three million dollars invested in a retirement plan? The odds are you don’t – but if you do, consider this millionaire you know. Is this person struggling financially so much that he or she could not reasonably afford to pay the ordinary amount of income taxes? [...]
Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. [...]
Although the leaders of the Democratic Party may have embraced the policies of George W. Bush, liberal Americans have not. [...]
As time passes, the usefulness of the party labels “Democrat” and “Republican” as a reliable shorthand for policy preference seems to be falling away. Bipartisan coalitions for bills are there in the 113th Congress, if you look beyond the headlines for them.
Consider the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (also known as the “GPS Act”), [...]
The conspiracy nuts said President Obama would be implanting special RFID GPS tracking microchips under our skin by March 23, 2013. News with views made a typical prediction:
“The Obama Health Care Bill will require all U.S. citizens and babies to receive a microchip or Medchip by March 23, 2013.”
But, whoops, it’s March 23 [...]
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