“It will be a White House address in which a president argues for an endeavor he is abandoning. It will be a president appealing for public support for an action he intends not to take. “We’ve never had a presidential speech like that!” So goes the pith of Peggy Noonan’s anticipatory online article for The […]
A citizen journalism YouTube channel called Truthloader has produced a video detailing some of the United States’ hypocrisy in criticizing the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons in the country’s civil war. “America have (sic) been making a lot of noise recently about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but they’ve turned a […]
A poll released just ahead of the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. shows a combined 60 percent of Americans believe their own government has not been completely forthcoming about the events that caused the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, nor about the narrative […]
This post originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website on Sept. 10. Five new groups—including civil-rights lawyers, medical-privacy advocates and Jewish social-justice activists—have joined a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) against the National Security Agency (NSA) over the unconstitutional collection of bulk telephone call records. With today’s amended complaint, EFF now […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
When you need a well-placed, influential ambassador to help sell your illegal war dreams to the puppets who can nominally make or break your scheme, where do you turn? Why, to the leader of your party opposition — where else?
The Washington Post reports the Administration of President Barack Obama persuaded the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2011 to secretly reverse George W. Bush-era limitations on warrantless National Security Agency spying. In Obama’s scandal-plagued second term, what ought to be a bombshell comes across like more white noise.
Many people want to build secure Internet services that protect their users against surveillance, or the illegal seizure of their data. When the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asked how to build these tools, its advice is: Don’t start from scratch.
There’s a new version of the American dream these days that doesn’t so much involve the white picket fence and automobile in the driveway. Rather, the new dream shared by a growing number of Americans involves getting off their backs the creditors who helped them finance their initial go at the American dream.
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