At issue is the process by which top DHS officials review–and are alerted to–sensitive FOIA releases. The policy in place up until July 2010 was put in place in 2006. That is, under Michael Chertoff.
|By: emptywheel Friday April 1, 2011 4:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Sunday March 20, 2011 1:20 pm|
Nuclear plants are very large power generators and they eat up a lot of public and private dollars. The commitment there would not be easily reversed. And in the wake of Fukushima Daiichi, we have to think hard about that commitment.
|By: Gregg Levine Wednesday November 24, 2010 1:45 pm|
Ignoring the anger and demonizing the angry does not service liberty or security, and it doesn’t do much for the causes of progressives or the Democratic Party, either.
|By: rosalind Monday November 22, 2010 4:20 pm|
A few CT machines in a handful of hospitals exposed several hundred patients to an over-dose of radiation over the course of eighteen months.
One malfunctioning scanning machine at one airport will over-dose thousands in the course of one week.
Feeling safe yet?
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday November 18, 2010 9:30 am|
Ron Paul introduces legislation that aims to “protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by Federal Transportation Security Administration employees.” From the floor of the House, he blasted the TSA and Michael Chertoff for lining people’s pockets at the public’s expense.
|By: twolf1 Wednesday November 17, 2010 7:25 pm|
Whenever there is a complicated or confusing issue, you can count on the Taiwanese animators at NMA.tv to explain it in a precise and easy to understand manner.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 17, 2010 1:15 pm|
Maybe some are blasé about these changes, but I think it goes to a larger stripping of civil liberties protections for Americans. This is a real and substantive fight over a signature issue, and it’s astonishing to see it waved away in such a cavalier fashion.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 16, 2010 11:44 am|
The last thing the TSA needs is a pile of crappy technology that isn’t even effective, that people refuse to use, right?
The “groping” technique was developed as a way to punish people into using the scanners — because there are $148 million more on the way. And just so nobody gets the idea to follow Tyner’s lead, the TSA is using threats and intimidation to guarantee the market for the porno scanners. Whether Tyner is prosecuted or not, people will hear about what happened to him and think twice before refusing to become fodder for their new machines.
This is a full-on outrage.
It’s time to investigate the TSA, not Tyner. Sign the petition demanding Congress investigate the TSA’s porno scanners, aggressive groping, and abuses of power.
|By: emptywheel Sunday April 11, 2010 7:45 am|
I want to point to this 2005 article, apparently attempting to scuttle Michael Chertoff’s nomination to be Secretary of Homeland Security by raising his role in approving torture (there are a couple of versions of this article, so if you’re having problems seeing what I’m looking at try this post). The article clearly states that Chertoff opposed the approval of a technique that involved the threat of immediate death.
|By: emptywheel Monday April 5, 2010 6:05 am|
There’s a reason why Gul Rahman’s killer wasn’t charged with negligent homicide. The declination memo used to analyze the death worked under the claim that such laws didn’t apply.