Snowden is Not a ‘Civil Liberties Violator’—But One Prominent National Security State Apologist Thinks So

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 1:24 pm

Over at Lawfare blog, which is a bastion on the Internet for United States national security establishment thinking, editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes is pushing this argument that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is to blame for a massive civil liberties violation. That violation involves providing 160,000 emails collected by the NSA to the Washington Post for the purpose of publishing a major piece of journalism that would be in the public interest.

 

The Overwhelming Collateral Damage Caused by the National Security State’s Massive Dragnet

By: Monday July 7, 2014 11:15 am

In a major story further demonstrating how the privacy of Americans can so easily become collateral damage of the national security state’s dragnet surveillance, the Washington Post reported “incidental” collection or “inadvertent” collection of US persons’ data “far outnumbered” the data specifically related to “legal” targets by a ratio of 9-to-1.

May 2014 Jobs Reports: Good News, Bad News

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 2:18 pm

Through all these four plus years of job growth to get back to where we were at the start of the Great Recession, we have been falling behind as it takes roughly 90,000 new jobs each month just to keep up with the new people entering the job market each month. If we take it back to the beginning of the Great Recession in December 2007, we are still in the hole on needed jobs by a bit over 7M (6.5 (years) x 12 (months per year) x 90K (jobs per month) = 7,020,000.)

Democrats up by Two in Generic Ballot

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 8:00 am

The problem for Democrats is they still struggle to get their voters to care about a non-presidential elections. While 81 percent of Republicans say they are almost certain to vote this November only 74 percent of Democrats are. Similarly, 77 percent of whites say they are almost certain to vote in the upcoming election while only 67 percent of non-whites say the same.

Will White House Official Who Revealed Kabul CIA Station Chief’s Identity to Reporters Be Held Responsible?

By: Tuesday May 27, 2014 8:55 am

While President Barack Obama was on a “surprise” Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, something the Obama administration has viciously condemned whenever it has occurred on their watch happened: the name of the CIA officer who is the Kabul station chief was leaked to reporters.

The Washington Post’s ‘Fear-Driven Approach’ to NSA Files Infuriated Snowden

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 8:15 am

When National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was working to convince journalists to cover NSA documents he taken with him to expose evidence of dragnet warrantless surveillance, he was especially frustrated with one media organization, which has actually received recognition for its work on the NSA files: The Washington Post.

US Public Opinion Zero Effect on Policy, Wealth Distribution Reality vs Perception

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 6:40 pm

Yes the WP is one of the best examples of bought and paid for corporate media,but the article has some facts involved, surprising for the Post. Since there is close to a complete black-out on this fact this is the best I can forward for your consideration.

FBI Agents Were Deployed in Hundreds of JSOC Raids Conducted in Iraq & Afghanistan

By: Friday April 11, 2014 8:35 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed agents in hundreds of raids conducted as part of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The Washington Post’s Series on Veterans Reinforces War Culture, Makes Iraqi & Afghan Suffering Invisible

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 10:30 am

Rajiv Chandrasekaran describes the poll as an “unprecedented glimpse into the lives and attitudes of modern warriors.” In fact, this poll and the story are only concerned about the lives and attitudes of American “warriors.” The Iraqi and Afghan people are given very minimal attention, and, when they are, it is to scorn them for not being more grateful that the United States chose to occupy their country and try and make their country “safer” or “better.”

“This is typical of American war culture, which only gives importance to the American lives that are lost in war and to the suffering that American soldiers bring home with them as a result of war,” explained Ross Caputi, a Marine who served in the Second Battle of Fallujah.

The NSA Is Collecting ’100%’ of Phone Calls in Some Country—But Which One?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 3:22 pm

The National Security Agency has developed a system of surveillance that allows it to collect all of a country’s telephone calls. The capability envelops this nation’s entire telephone network and collects the content of conversations, many which are from Americans who “telephone, visit and work in the target country,” according to The Washington Post.

The report comes from Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani and revelations on this top secret surveillance program come from documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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