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The Deep State is Vulnerable to People Power

The Deep State is Vulnerable to People Power

(By Juan Cole) My remarks below were published at Bill Moyers’ site this weekend. They came in response to Mike Lofgren’s important essay, “Anatomy of the Deep State” . Lofgren is a…

The Day the 5th Amendment was Droned to Death

The Day the 5th Amendment was Droned to Death

(By Peter van Buren via Tomdispatch) Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons. Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government…

4 Ways Obama has Misled on NSA Surveillance

4 Ways Obama has Misled on NSA Surveillance

(By Kara Brandeisky) President Obama on Friday announced some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,…

Obama NSA Defense FAIL: The al-Mihdar Red Herring

Obama NSA Defense FAIL: The al-Mihdar Red Herring

In his speech on the National Security Agency domestic surveillance program on Friday, Obama offered an explanation of its origins: “The program grew out of a desire to address a gap identified…