The Case Against Clemency for Snowden Involves Prioritizing Secrecy ‘Oaths’ Over Truth-Telling

By: Sunday January 5, 2014 9:00 am

A column on why former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden should not be granted clemency—and will not be given clemency—was written by Slate’s Fred Kaplan on January 3. It quickly became regarded as a sharp well-argued rebuttal to The New York Times’ editorial, which labeled Snowden a whistleblower and urged President Barack Obama to show him leniency so he could come back to the United States.


GOP Presidential Hopeful Endorses #OccupyWallStreet: “I stand by you”

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 7:12 pm

It’s Buddy Roemer, whom the Legacy Media probably think they should continue to safely ignore, but still.

Unemployed Are Not the Reason Unemployment Funds Are Broke

By: Sunday May 8, 2011 1:00 pm

OK. I guess technically the title is not true. If folks hadn’t been laid off and collected Unemployment Compensation, the funds would just be sitting in the various state coffers, unused. But the unemployed are not the reason the economy tanked; the unemployed are not the ones sending jobs overseas; the unemployed are not the ultimate root cause of the problem.

Lessons from Libya: For Obama, There is No Pleasing Republican Base

By: Monday March 21, 2011 2:05 pm

No matter how conservative the positions President Obama chooses to take, the bulk of self-identified Republicans are still going to disapprove.

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