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The naysayers are still trying to undercut the importance of what Snowden did, but most people get it: Edward Snowden didn’t win a Pulitzer on Monday, but he might as well have. In a move certain to be interpreted as a vindication of the former government contractor’s efforts, the Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday awarded […]

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And Henry Kissinger couldn’t keep his hands out of it: Only a few months ago, Henry Kissinger was dancing with Stephen Colbert in a funny bit on the latter’s Comedy Central show. But for years, the former secretary of state has sidestepped judgment for his complicity in horrific human rights abuses abroad, and a new memo has […]

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11 years ago today

We “won” the war as Baghdad fell! Bookmark It

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A stunning art project in Pakistan: A new project, initiated by a collective of artists from around the world includingthe French JR, has tried to reach the people pulling the trigger in America’s drone wars—the drone operators themselves. It’s called “Not A Bug Splat,” and its gets its name from the term drone operators use […]

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I like Ron Wyden, but what he says here is bullshit. Nothing will stop this from happening again if no one goes to prison over it — and I’d say the odds are really small: U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden explained today why he voted to declassify the Senate Intelligence Committee’s apparently scathing 6,200-page report on […]

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They are never, ever, EVER going to get rid of the data. Ever. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to figure out what the LAPD is doing with the mountains (and mountains) of license-plate data that they’re harvesting in the city’s streets without a warrant or judicial oversight. As part of the process, they’ve asked […]

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This reminds me of the old days of Operation Mockingbird, except now reporters get paid right out in the open for shilling for the military/intelligence complex: On February 25 journalist Thomas Ricks published an important scoop on his blog at ForeignPolicy.com: Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, had requested keeping a […]

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FISA court

They just make up their own definitions of the law as they go along! Bookmark It

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Catch-22 on steroids… Bookmark It

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You don’t suppose we’re ever going to rein these guys in and hold them accountable, do you? Bookmark It

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