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The Naked Empire

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Certainly Edward Snowden’s crime is one of public relations. In this day and age, power ain’t just jackboots, tanks and missiles. What he did...   Read More

NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama

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The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the email and internet usage of Americans,...   Read More

FBI Document—“[DELETED]” Plots to Kill Occupy Leaders “If Deemed Necessary”

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Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit,...   Read More

Surveillance vs. Infrastructure: When a Country Falls Apart

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What characterizes the beginning stages of an empire in decline? Is it war, famine, disease, moral decay, or all of the above? There is...   Read More

Lessons of Iraq should be applied to Syria

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Interventionists have successfully pushed President Barack Obama into increasing military involvement in Syria. Their rationale feels eerily similar to the reasons used for the invasion of Iraq....   Read More

Is NSA exaggerating its surveillance successes?

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Has the National Security Agency exaggerated the importance of some of its sweeping surveillance programs? That’s what agency critics are charging after top US security officials defended...   Read More

Transportation security doesn’t include the freedom to molest

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) treats American travelers like cattle being chuted to a civil liberties slaughterhouse. Thanks to a federal appeals court, citizens have a...   Read More

FBI Admits That Obeying The Constitution Just Takes Too Much Time

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While much of the news coverage of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Congressional hearing this week focused on his admission that the FBI has used drones domestically,...   Read More

IRS Using Tax Dollars For Porn, Wine, $100 Lunches?

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The IRS is already under fire and this story won’t help. In addition to the Star Trek, Gilligan’s Island and line dancing videos, it turns out...   Read More

Executive Branch crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

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Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on...   Read More