The Growing Partisan Issue of Holding Clapper Accountable for Lying to Congress

By: Friday December 20, 2013 1:22 pm

An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans. Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security [...]

AT&T’s Contract with the CIA—One of Payoffs for Lavishly Funding Obama & Other Political Campaigns?

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 1:16 pm

AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies, has a more than $10 million contract with the CIA to provide the intelligence agency with data on calls that cross the company’s networks all over the world. The company provides the information for “overseas counterterrorism investigations,” and targeting foreign suspects, but the information being provided to the [...]

Drone Poll: Those Who Follow News Closely More Likely to Support Strikes Against Terror Suspects

By: Monday March 25, 2013 3:18 pm

A new Gallup poll presents the latest on Americans’ views on drone use by the United States government. The main question asked was the following: A clear majority now appears to oppose drone strikes on US soil while a clear majority still favors drone strikes against suspected terrorists abroad. In reaction Guardian columnist explored why Americans [...]

The Problem with ‘Safe State’ Strategies or Strategic Voting

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 1:21 pm

During the 2008 election, the late great people’s historian Howard Zinn wrote about “election madness.” He said every four years it “seizes the country” because “we have all been brought up to believe that voting is crucial in determining our destiny, that the most important act a citizen can engage in is to go to [...]

Obama’s Education Secretary Far From Neutral When It Comes to Chicago Teachers Strike

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 1:51 pm

The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike on September 10. At least twenty-six thousand educators have been taking a stand in the streets, for a fair contract and for reductions in class sizes, the provision of social services for children, a halt to the expansion of charter schools and an end to “turnarounds” and school [...]

More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush. At the University of Michigan last Friday, according to Wired, [...]

Charlotte Was Transformed into a Total Securitized Metropolis for DNC

By: Friday September 7, 2012 10:19 am

Americans watched speeches by Democratic Party titans like former President Bill Clinton or President Barack Obama, or rising stars like Sandra Fluke and only saw the cheers from delegates and others in attendance at the Democratic National Convention. The total security outside the convention center was taken for granted almost entirely, unless one happened to [...]

DNC Dispatch: Occupy Movement Marches in Support of Bradley Manning

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 1:45 pm

Over a hundred people marched against the DNC in Charlotte in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning on September 4. Participants in the Occupy movement and others wanted to make a demand to President Barack Obama that Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, be released. The plan was to head to a [...]

Kill or Capture, Torture & Detain Indefinitely: Partisan Disagreement on the ‘War on Terrorism’

By: Monday July 9, 2012 5:33 pm

The presidency of Barack Obama has entrenched many of the counterterrorism policies of President George W. Bush in the national security state and helped to further cement bipartisan consensus on these policies. However, there is one vile aspect about which conservatives and center-left individuals disagree, and that is on whether to outright kill terror suspects [...]

Occupy Doesn’t Need to Get With the Vote

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 11:41 am

From the movement’s early days, there have been commentators who have suggested the Occupy movement really needs to get involved in elections. They’ve proposed running Occupy candidates. Some have gone as far as explicitly suggesting that Occupy become the Tea Party of the left. Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones is the latest to advocate this [...]

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