Is TPP Even A Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 8:14 am

The ill effects of free trade have become abundantly obvious to most Americans. Our manufacturing base has dissipated as corporations raced overseas to find the most depraved hell holes where workers rights and environmental regulation only exist on paper, if even there. The free trade push betrayed centuries of American values and planning which built [...]

U.S. And China To Hold Talks On Controlling Internet

By: Monday June 3, 2013 6:02 am

In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the United States and China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July. The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on [...]

Obama On The Verge Of Supporting End Of 4th Amendment On The Internet

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 5:53 am

The FBI has long been searching for a way to bypass the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which they have claimed makes their job difficult, increasingly so in the information age. Previously the FBI just broke the law and hoped it would not get caught, now the agency wants a patina of legality to [...]

Blame Game Begins In Boston Bombing Case As CIA Claims FBI Dropped The Ball

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 5:25 am

Any time there is an intelligence failure the different intelligence agencies quickly blame each other in hopes of avoiding scrutiny. Let the blame game begin. The Central Intelligence Agency is now claiming they pushed to have Tamerlan Tsarnaev added to a terrorism watch list a year before the Boston Marathon Bombing. The CIA pushed to [...]

Boston Bombing Suspect Says Motivation Was U.S. Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:14 am

According to officials investigating the Boston Marathon Bombing the evidence so far points to the suspected bombers – Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev – being “self-radicalized” and not part of any larger group. The brothers were apparently radicalized by America’s war of aggression on Iraq and continued dirty war in Afghanistan. The officials, who spoke on [...]

CISPA Passes House, Obama Veto Threat Likely Untrue Making Senate Key Battleground

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 12:17 pm

After facing defeat with Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – thanks in part to the late Aaron Swartz – the State and Big Business have regrouped and re-branded their bill Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Relying on a lazy press to leave out the details and hoping that a dimwitted public will cower [...]

CISPA Moving Through House

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 1:37 pm

Today the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has overcome another legislative hurdle heading towards passage in the House. The resolution pushing the bill forward passed 227-192 primarily along party lines with 8 Democrats crossing party lines to vote with the Republicans – Barber, Costa, Gutierrez, Schneider, Ruppersberger, McIntyre, Owens, and Matheson. Final vote [...]

Cybersecurity Bill on Track for Senate Floor, After Privacy Protections Added

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 12:22 pm

The Senate will vote on a cybersecurity bill that’s taken years to get to the floor. The House has already passed a bill known as CISPA, which raised the ire of privacy and technology activists. Even the White House threatened a veto. Now the Senate will get their turn, after a series of maneuvers designed [...]

Congress Returns to Cut Safety Net Spending to Save Defense Contractors

By: Monday May 7, 2012 7:34 am

Like me, Congress was out of town last week. I guess the main difference is that they get 20 or so of these a year and I get one, but no matter. Today, at least, we start from the same position. And so what do they have planned for the next few days? Well, in [...]

White House Opposes CISPA in Favor of Senate Cybersecurity Bill

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:58 am

I mentioned earlier that the White House weighed in on CISPA, the cybersecurity bill working its way through Congress. Previously they had been generally supportive of it, at least from the words of counter-terrorism czar John Brennan. But now, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council has criticized the bill. CISPA would encourage companies to [...]

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