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Gimme Edward Snowden

Secretary of State John Kerry calls Edward Snowden a “coward” for individually facing down the U.S. government in order to expose the unconstitutional regime of Big Brother spying against Americans set up under George W. Bush.

A coward? That’s not how they see things at Gimme Coffee, a small chain of cafes that has [...]

Allow More Internet Freedom, Lectures NSA Spying Obama Administration

“Our principle is clear: if you have interests in how the Internet works, you get to play a role in how it’s governed!”

That’s a line from the sermon about online freedom that Secretary of State John Kerry delivered yesterday, remotely, to a meeting of the Freedom Online Coalition Conference.

By the very fact that [...]

Green Shadow Cabinet Challenges Obama On Climate Change

Barack Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is now attending an international Arctic Ministerial Summit on climate issues in Sweden. While there, he plans to do… not very much. Obama’s Arctic policy is to marginalize environmental issues, opening up Arctic waters to oil drilling and authorizing hunts against wolves from airplanes.

The Green Party this [...]

They Pushed the Patriot Act Forward, and Data Privacy Day is Your Door Prize

Over the last decade, the Patriot Act has allowed a wide net of surveillance, search and seizure to be cast over the United States, purposefully targeting innocent people not even suspected of criminal activity. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits that, but the government has proceeded regardless. Documents show that the powers [...]

Democrats Join Republicans To Defeat Health Care Reform

The 5 Democrats who defected to the Republican side to defeat Obama’s public option are: Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, Kent Conrad, Bill Nelson and Tom Carper. [...]

An Election Procrastination Bumper Sticker

OK, really now, it’s time for the bumper sticker to come off.

To put things in gentle perspective, I saw a Mondale-Ferraro bumper sticker on the back of a beat-up Chevy a few months ago.

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Behind the Tuna in the U.S. Senate

We need strong action, from both the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the U.S. Congress, but even S. Res. 709, the resolution to urge the ICCAT to work faster, wasn’t finished on time. [...]

Replace Car Jobs With Rail Jobs

What if the money being proposed for Wall Street and Detroit were utilized instead to fund a significant expansion of high-speed rail transportation? [...]

Obama Pressman Attacked Dean In 2004 On Military Service

Barack Obama doesn’t have military experience, but conveniently, Robert Gibbs has not seen fit to criticize that. [...]