A Return to Bush-Style Deal Making

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 3:10 pm

Say what you will about George W. Bush, he at least understood the best way to get a “yes” in the often paralyzed Congress was to simply give people what they wanted most. He would give conservatives lower taxes, he would sometimes try to give Democrats increased spending on programs, and he would give corporations a cushy role as needless middlemen.

 

Bush And Kerry Defend NSA Spying Programs

By: Monday July 1, 2013 1:05 pm

Bonesmen? All here! In a mark of bipartisanship, former 2004 presidential rivals George W. Bush and John Kerry made the media rounds celebrating the NSA’s spying program on American citizens and European allies.

NSA Seeks Immunity for Tech Firms That Collaborate

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 8:36 am

The National Security Agency’s response to the public revelations that tech firms are collaborating on PRISM and other legally dubious spying programs is simple – give the companies legal immunity.

Top Secret Cybersecurity Policy Directive Revealed & the Debate Obama May ‘Welcome’ But Never Have

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 9:00 am

Back in November 2012, the Washington Post reported on a “secret” presidential directive that President Barack Obama had signed and characterized it as “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.” This cybersecurity directive, which was classified “top secret,” has been published by The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald and is the latest in a series of leaks on government surveillance.

The directive is “Presidential Policy Directive 20.”

So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…

By: Friday June 7, 2013 4:00 pm

President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions.

Credit Card Information Also Tracked by NSA

By: Friday June 7, 2013 6:00 am

The Bush-Obama domestic spying program may be the most bipartisan program in Washington.

Obama Administration Officials Using Secret Email Accounts

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 11:11 am

The dominant narrative of the post-9/11 establishment continues to find support – the government is allowed unlimited secrecy while the public is allowed no privacy.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Anthony Stanford, Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 1:59 pm

Anthony Stanford masterfully tells how African-American history and the fight for equality has made black culture less (rather than more) tolerant of its LGBT members. His research is thorough and meticulous; his writing is clear and engaging.

Obama Justice Department: Criminalizing the Press Like the Bush Administration

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 8:30 am

Attorney General Eric Holder has claimed he has never been involved in the “potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material,” but the Justice Department under President Barack Obama has been more than willing to criminalize the press in order to enable or enhance the ability of the department to pursue leak investigations.

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