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Edward Snowden Comes Forward as NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden, a digital security systems specialist, revealed himself as the NSA whistleblower. “I’m willing to sacrifice my...

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What if U.S. reporters wrote about the U.S. the same way they cover foreign countries?

An interesting experiment by The Global Post: writing about the United States using the language U.S. journalists use when covering foreign...

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Proposal to Curb Car-Deer Collisions in Crown Point, Indiana

Well, Duh, move the deer crossing, cuz we all know that deer are among the most avid road sign readers in the world. From a letter to the...

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Another Great Reason to be a Canadian

George Bush won’t likely be visiting soon. From an Amnesty International – Canada press release issued today: Canada urged to...

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Screencaps of Standard & Poor’s wiki entry revisions for 6 August

There was quite a flurry of activity on the Standard & Poor’s wikipedia entry yesterday, 96 revisions in all. As a point of...

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America’s city of broken dreams: 50 jobless and destitute people set up forest community on New York’s doorstep | Mail Online

Looks like a tidier version of a Roma Gypsy camp along a highway. The Thirdworldization continues, and few are noticing. Mad Max...

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Ellsberg: ‘Crimes (Nixon) committed against me are now legal’

Great perspective on secrecy in modern times. From an interview with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on CNN’s In the...

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Happy Birthday, Freedom Fries!

Eight years old today. How quickly they grow. Here’s a remembrance from a few years ago....

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Reading Between the Lines at a State Dept. Briefing on Egypt

The only thing missing is the Bangles singing Walk Like an Egyptian in the background....

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‘I know a witch when I see one’

“You’ve no charges against me.” “Don’t worry. I will have in my own time. I know a witch when I see...

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Fire in My Belly, by David Wojnarowicz, censored by The Smithsonian

Removed from an exhibit on 1 December, that is, after a few conservative Republicans and Fox News commentators saw it as another...

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US Air Force Blocks Sites That Post Leaked Cables

  The Chinese block stuff that the rest of the world can read, too. From the NYT: When Air Force personnel on the service’s computer...

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Naomi Wolf: Sex charges against Assange an insult to rape victims worldwide

  From Wolf’s analysis: In other words: Never in twenty-three years of reporting on and supporting victims of sexual assault...

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Do you think Sarah Palin knows the story behind the Espionage Act?

Not likely. But that’s no big surprise. Naomi Wolf reminds us: The Espionage Act was crafted in 1917 — because President...

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Sarah, let the sunshine in

Not only was the press kept away from a Sarah Palin’s speech hosted by Wisconsin Right to Life in Milwaukee on Friday, but there was...

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Jon Stewart on the White House-Fox News War

Hilarious. Stewart on how the Fox opinion and news sides get together to create their own delightful version of a McDLT: vodpod...

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