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Did Barack Obama Apply to Occidental College as a Foreigner Named Barry Soetero? Is New Jersey a Portal for the Flaxxian Alliance Starfleet?

There’s a real doozy of a “news story” making the rounds through e-mails and on right-wing websites. It claims that an Occidental College shows proof that Barack Obama registered there as an undergraduate under the name “Barry Soetoro,” and as a foreign student. Aha! Here is the smoking gun proof, the posts declare, that Barack [...]

Is State A National Security Department Now?

When the government organization that deals with the outside world is regarded as a security institution, it’s a sign that our nation is incapable of thinking about what lays beyond its borders without feeling insecure. [...]

Starting Today, the President Can Search Your Home, Your Car, and Your Office Unchecked. The FISA Amendments Act is the Law.

Earlier today President George W. Bush signed H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act, into law. That makes today the date of enactment for the FISA Amendments Act and according to the text of the bill itself, the day of enactment is also the day the bill goes into effect as law.

That means that as [...]