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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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HPSCI’s “Statue of Liberty” Play On PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

Did the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) engage in the document-based form of the old football deception play? That’s the allegation coming from Michigan Rep. Justin Amash: Justin Amash, the Michigan Republican whose effort to defund theNSA‘s mass phone-records collection … Continue reading

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Greenwald Repeats Claim NSA Analsyts Can Snoop Without Warrants

From The Hill, regarding Greenwald’s restated assertion that low-level NSA analysts can listen to To the phone calls or read the emails of U.S. Persons without a warrant: “These programs are, are very simple screens, like the ones that supermarket … Continue reading

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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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Paul And Christie Spar Over Domestic Spying Scandal

Pretty typical Christie demagoguery, as reported by the Star-Ledger.

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Hightower Calls For PATRIOT Act Repeal

Jim Hightower has joined the chorus of those calling for the repeal of the PATRIOT Act. Listen here.

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