Sam Rolley Archive
Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers. Email this author.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has positioned herself as one of the primary Congressional defenders of the National Security Agency’s bulk surveillance programs following recent controversy, and she has even penned a “reform” bill that codifies the spy agency’s powers.
While President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act mea culpa stole most of Thursday’s headline space, his nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve took to Capitol Hill for her Senate confirmation hearings. Federal Reserve vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent much of the day defending the central bank’s easy money policies and suggesting that no big […]
On Wednesday, WikiLeaks released details pertaining to a highly secretive, multinational trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that passage of the NAFTA-esque trade agreement could have a serious negative impact on Internet freedom, innovation, medicine, patent law and civil liberty.
On Wednesday, the White House released Obamacare enrollment numbers, proving unequivocally that initial public participation in the new healthcare exchanges is falling short of the Administration’s goal. According to the Department of Health and Human Services around 106,185 people enrolled in Obamacare last month, only about 20 percent of the Administration’s enrollment goal. The Administration […]
On Tuesday, a coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum joined forces to launch the Turn It Off campaign, an effort to undermine the National Security Agency’s ability to monitor Americans’ phone calls and emails through a variety of State and local efforts.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the authority charged with providing oversight of reconstruction efforts in the war-torn nation, suggests that American taxpayers have paid more than $150 million to 43 Mideast companies with strong ties to terrorism.
A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield claimed that because local police “need the ability to enforce the state law” which “requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away […]
A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. The PEN American Center, a nonprofit literary group, partnered with the FDR Group to produce the report titled “Chilling […]
The United States Senate is slated to take up the 2014 iteration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill loaded with hundreds of controversial amendments which sets major policy directives for the Pentagon’s coming year.
The Federal government doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of limiting its power to spy on American citizens and international neighbors. Perhaps that’s why Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is looking outside the United States to seek an ally in the fight against unchecked government surveillance — on Monday he asked the European Parliament to […]