Category Archives: Surveillance

Petraeus, The Political Class And The Surveillance State

My friend Ray McGovern made a cogent observation about Washington’s latest scandal:  A day after the surprise announcement that CIA Director David Petraeus was resigning because of marital infidelity, the pundits continue to miss the supreme irony. None other than … Continue reading

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FISA Vote: Where Were The “Small Government” Conservatives?

Only seven Republicans voted against the FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization (HR 5949). Vote totals here. So I guess all the Tea Party Caucus rhetoric about the evils of big government doesn’t apply to intrusive, industrial-scale government surveillance of every call, … Continue reading

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9/11: The Legacy

The 9/11 Commission found the fundamental failure of the U.S. Intelligence Community was in sharing intelligence, not in collecting it. But in the years after the attacks, that finding was subsumed by bureaucratically-driven efforts to have ever more expansive intelligence … Continue reading

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FISA Domestic Spying Extension Will Only Get Up-or-Down vote

No amendments: http://democrats.rules.house.gov/112/rule/112_hr5544_rule.pdf

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Remember All That NYPD Spying On Muslims?

It took some

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