If Barack Obama were subjected to the kind of privacy violations that he has inflicted upon the American people through the NSA, FBI and CIA, we would be able to read his emails, search through logs of his cell phone activity, and look at up to the minute maps of his GPS-tracked travel, all while watching and listening to live web cams of the Oval Office, top diplomatic meetings, and even the West Wing bedrooms.
The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago. On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have
As you may know, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has over the past few years been instituting policies that restrict civil liberties in Turkey, that prevent the Turkish people from freely assembling to air their grievances, and that have thereby fomented further resistance by
From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news.
The following is the music video for his song The Next Day. Why would we post it here? Why would you watch it? Well… YouTube censored the video. The Catholic League and the Archbishop of Canterbury are in a tizzy of outrage about it, which
A bill by New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara would enable the censorship of almost any anonymous writing online, including the publication of anonymous medieval poetry.
Shorter University students will carry with them an association with bigotry and intolerance. Diplomas from such an institution of education will qualify Shorter graduates to work for small range of employers within a small ideological territory. Who will want to graduate with that kind of handicap?
It’s because the crimes of September 11, 2001 were so horrible that the trials of anyone accused of involvement in those crimes must meet the highest standards of
I would prefer to see the U.S. government pay for clowns to perform silly shows on stage than to see the U.S. military pay for soldiers to keep clowning around with human body parts.
A tip of the pen to Scott Moore of Our Oregon for bringing an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program this past week to my attention. OPB’s Dave Miller interviewed Kellen Arno, Vice President of the for-profit ballot-signature corporation Arno Political Associates and National Field Director
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away. What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and