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CNN, Anonymous Sources, And Fear Hyping

This is “breaking news” according to CNN: The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes. The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot. Intelligence … Continue reading

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NSA And “Turnkey Totalitarianism”

From the speech given at MIT yesterday by former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman: Mr. Snowden has brought home to us that, while we Americans do not yet live in a police state or tyranny, we are well … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart on Obama and NSA

Priceless.

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Richard Cohen’s Edward Snowden Assessment, Revised

You can read his column here. Being both a former CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower-turned-Hill staffer, my background–and my sense of the history of these things–lead me to offer the following: The only traitors in this episode are executive branch officials who knowingly … Continue reading

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The Drone Wars

Text of my remarks (as prepared) for the anti-drone war event sponsored by the BuxMont Chapter of the Coalition for Peace Action:     The Drone WarsBy Patrick G. Eddington   BuxMont Coalition for Peace ActionBuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,2040 W. … Continue reading

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Fourth Amendment Cake

A very thoughtful gift. 🙂

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Pew Poll Shows Hope For NSA Domestic Spying Opponents

Although the poll shows the public narrowly approving of NSA’s activities, a closer look at the data shows the following: And the historical trend shift is very encouraging: The key to moving public opinion further towards repeal is 1) more … Continue reading

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