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.
National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been accused of treason by a handful of lawmakers and media pundits for making public the Federal government’s habit of collecting Americans’ electronic communications data.
A TSA officer at the Los Angeles International Airport allegedly offered an inappropriate, and pretty creepy, critique of a 15-year-old girl’s traveling attire while she was en route to a college tour with a group of high school students over the weekend. Blogger Mark Frauenfelder, recounted the incident on a blog he edits called Boing […]
The furry monsters on “Sesame Street,” the children’s show that has been teaching America’s youngsters about the alphabet and kindness for more than four decades, are getting a new friend: one who highlights the harsh reality of flaws in the American justice system. Alex, a hoodie-clad creature with blue hair and a green nose, is […]
There is little room in America’s criminal justice system for common sense and enforcing laws to occupy the same space. This is especially true when it comes to continuing the extremely flawed War on Drugs, which also happens to be highly profitable for law enforcement agencies.
In light of revelations of the comfortable information-sharing relationship between the American communications and tech industry and Federal government spies, a collaborative effort involving a broad collection of political and tech organizations opposed to government spying has emerged.
When President Barack Obama was in the midst of his first campaign for the Nation’s highest office, he made some appealing promises to advocates of drawing down the War on Drugs and lightening restrictions on medical marijuana in the United States. What a difference a few years can make. According to a new report produced […]
Gallup has determined that American confidence in Congress is not only at the lowest level the polling agency has ever recorded, but is also at the lowest level for any institution on record for the confidence poll. American confidence in their elected representatives in Washington has been trending downwardly since 1976. But at just 10 […]
While a seemingly perpetual stream of bad news from Washington, D.C. may sometimes make it pretty difficult for Americans to feel patriotic, Flag Day is a good opportunity to remember why the ongoing ideological battles many people find themselves immersed in matter. By international standards — regardless of corruption, creeping oppression and the necessity of […]
If Edward Snowden had blown the whistle on unConstitutional spy orders from the Administration of George W. Bush, would Congressional response sound different?
Race is, and will always be, a divisive topic in American discourse. Controversial media coverage of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, by George Zimmerman — described as a “white-Hispanic” in certain news reports — is proof that the racial pains of America’s yesteryear are not going anywhere anytime soon.