It was comforting, back in the day, to think that once Bush was gone, this would all end.
|By: DSWright Friday February 7, 2014 6:35 am|
One of the three reporters at the center of the NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks is planning to enter the country that charged Snowden with espionage. Glenn Greenwald plans to “force the issue” by returning to the United States despite the possibility that he may be arrested.
|By: DSWright Wednesday January 22, 2014 9:07 am|
One of the charges being floated by mindless defenders of the national security state both within and outside government is that Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on illegal NSA spying programs was the work of Russian intelligence. The charge has literally zero evidence to support it, but NSA’s defenders don’t really seem to care.
In an interview with Jane Mayer of the New Yorker Snowden labeled the charge “absurd.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 30, 2013 10:50 am|
There is zero evidence that Snowden has tried to sell NSA secrets to any country or engaged in any deal-making to obtain permanent asylum. Also, no evidence has been presented to prove that he still has any copies of documents, which he took with him when he fled to Hong Kong.
|By: DSWright Monday December 23, 2013 7:13 am|
The NSA has been amazingly cynical with its public relations strategy.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 31, 2013 8:17 am|
Stand aside PRISM, here comes XKeyscore which collects “nearly everything a user does on the internet.” The XKeyscore program was revealed today by the Guardian and is part of the series of a stories based on the Edward Snowden leaks.
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 23, 2013 6:35 am|
The Department of Defense presented Congress with its options and analysis for military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. The plans would cost billions of dollars and could lead to increasing instability in the region.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:57 pm|
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on NSA surveillance programs that was a response to all the coverage of disclosures former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made to The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald.
It was titled, “How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans, and Why Disclosure Aids Our Adversaries.” It was one of the more Orwellian-sounding names for a hearing in recent history.
To say this was part of the committee fulfilling its duty to provide oversight would be ridiculous.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday April 2, 2013 3:45 pm|
As of today, exactly half of the members of the US Senate support marriage rights for same-sex couples. Senator Tom Carper, Democrat of Delaware, and Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, both announced their support of marriage equality. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper on Tuesday became the latest Senate Democrat to publicly endorse marriage rights for [...]
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday March 24, 2013 1:00 pm|