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Obama Administration Caught in More Lies: NSA Admits its own Surveillance Standards were Violated on Purpose

Guess what? The National Security Agency admits that “Over the past decade, very rare instances of willful violations of NSA’s authorities have been found.” The NSA has refused to provide specific numbers to quantify “very rare.” Shall we believe them? Let’s listen in on U.S. Military General Keith Alexander, the Director of the National Security [...]

News About Electronic Surveillance Gets Even Worse

Several new pieces of news reveal that online spying, involving both the NSA and corporations, is even worse than we thought. [...]

Sitting On A Mountain Of Nuclear Weapons, Obama and GOP Argue About When Iran Will Get Theirs

The United States of America does not have a strong moral footing for engaging in a military attack against Iran in order to prevent the construction of a nuclear weapon there. [...]

The Cold Earthers In Congress, All Republican

Not one Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of this simple statement that Congress is willing to base its policies on the climate reality that’s been measured and confirmed and reconfirmed, over and over again, over the last generation. [...]

3 Senators and 3 Representatives Move to Criminalize Investigative Journalism

Should a journalist who finds out that the CIA has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, be sent to prison for 10 years?

Should a journalist who finds out that the Iranian secret police has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, [...]

Congress Acts To Stop AgroTerrorism Crisis!

Agroterrorism? We could just as well have a Chief Gambling Officer to create programs to cope with casinoterrorism. [...]

Fire A Man Who Will Be Gone in 3 Months Anyway?

I don’t understand the goal of trying to get the Secretary of the Treasury fired, just two weeks before the election of a new President of the United States. Henry Paulson will be gone from the Department of the Treasury in 3 months anyway, replaced by a new Treasury Secretary. [...]