Russia Annexes Part Of Ukraine As President Obama Warns Of ‘Consequences’

By: Monday March 3, 2014 6:00 am

Funny things happen when you foment an uprising. After factions in Western Ukraine overthrew the Russian backed government, Russia has responded by invading parts of Eastern Ukraine, specifically the Crimea, which is dominated by Russian speakers and those friendly to Russian influence. The invasion sparked a rhetorical threat from President Obama that there would be [...]

Liz Cheney Dropping Out Of Senate Race

By: Monday January 6, 2014 5:23 am

As hard as it is to believe that a campaign centered around someone whose sole qualification for office was being related to Dick Cheney wasn’t a wild success, it’s over. According to CNN, Liz Cheney is preparing to drop her bid to be a United States Senator from the state of Wyoming. The campaign seemed [...]

Murdoch’s NY Post Backs Michael Moore’s Bush-Saudi 9/11 Claims

By: Monday December 16, 2013 5:08 am

Well this is strange. On Sunday the New York Post, a property owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, published an investigative report alleging the involvement of Saudi Arabian government officials in the 9/11 terrorist attacks titled “Inside the 9/11 Coverup.” The thesis of the piece is that the 9/11 hijackers were not only mostly [...]

Bush And Kerry Defend NSA Spying Programs

By: Monday July 1, 2013 8:33 am

Bonesmen? All here! In a mark of bipartisanship, former 2004 presidential rivals George W. Bush and John Kerry made the media rounds celebrating the NSA’s spying program on American citizens and European allies. In an interview with CNN, former President Bush condemned Edward Snowden and defended PRISM. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, [...]

NSA Seeks Immunity For Tech Firms That Collaborate

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 8:14 am

The National Security Agency’s response to the public revelations that tech firms are collaborating on PRISM and other legally dubious spying programs is simple – give the companies legal immunity. This was done for the companies that were caught working with the NSA to spy on Americans under the Bush Administration, so why not now? [...]

So About That Cyberwarfare Summit With China…

By: Friday June 7, 2013 2:08 pm

President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions. Can you say 讽刺? And as if previous disclosures of the U.S. government’s cyberwarfare program on American and foreign peoples was not [...]

Credit Card Information Also Tracked By NSA

By: Friday June 7, 2013 5:23 am

Just as news that Verizon was handing over all its customers’ data to the government was being digested more news broke about government spying. NSA also obtains access to data from Internet service providers on Internet use such as data about email or website visits, several former officials said. NSA has established similar relationships with credit-card [...]

Obama Administration Officials Using Secret Email Accounts

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 8:00 am

As the Obama Administration is caught seizing everyone’s phone records it seems scrutiny is only for outsiders. The Associated Press is reporting that officials within the Obama Administration are using secret email accounts making it more difficult for reporters to know where to request public information. Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees are using [...]

NSA Collecting Phone Records Of Millions Of Americans Daily

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 5:33 am

The Obama Administration has, according to a report in the Guardian, been collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily. Obviously the likelihood that this activity is restricted to Verizon is low. More likely is that all telecom companies are providing the government with unrestricted total information awareness. The National Security Agency is currently [...]

The Remarkable Reappearance of George W. Bush

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:51 am

It’s gone a bit overlooked today amid the textual analysis of particular buzzwords in Rose Garden speeches, but a key moment in last night’s debate came when George W. Bush, who apparently spends his time these days painting pictures of puppies, reappeared on the political scene at an inopportune moment for the Republican Party. Here [...]

Supreme Court Tosses Last Chance for Telecom Accountability for Warrantless Wiretapping

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 10:00 am

Yesterday, the Supreme Court shut the door on a legal odyssey that lasted over six years, when they refused to reopen a case attempting to hold private telecommunications companies accountable for their participation in the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. The justices, without comment, declined to review a lower court’s December decision (.pdf) dismissing the [...]