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Morsi’s Intifada; Government Spies; Widening IRS Probe; Gene Sequenced Babies; Snowden – He’s Everywhere! — Monday Morning News Roundup 7-8-2013

July 8, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Egypt’s Islamists promised to keep up the fight to restore Mohammed Morsi to power and stage an “intifada”, after protests failed to muster the strength to challenge the country’s military leaders. Source: The Telegraph… 
  • Offices of a Dallas law firm representing Aurelia Fedenisn, a State Department investigator-turned whistle-blower, were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets, but didn’t touch silver bars, video equipment and other valuables. Source: Foreign Policy… 
  • Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) tells Breitbart that the next stages of the Internal Revenue Service scandal will likely focus on the tax agency’s alleged abuse of power in areas like politically motivated audits and leaking of personal information. Source: Breitbart… 
  • The first in vitro fertilization baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the United States. Source: The Guardian… 
  • The German foreign intelligence service knew more about the activities of the National Security Agency in Germany than previously known. “They’re in bed together,” Edward Snowden claims in an interview in SPIEGEL. The whistle-blower also lodges fresh allegations against the British. Source: SPIEGEL…

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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