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Boston Marathon bombing investigation reveals security state’s hypocrisy toward photographers (shooters, know your rights)

It’s become a little too common a story: police thugs beating the hell out of a citizen (who may or may not have done anything) citizen with camera takes pictures or video of police abuse police arrest photographer because apparently … Continue reading

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Chill, baby, chill: Arctic oil exploration and climate security

My wife’s engagement ring contains a marquis cut diamond appraised at $2000. I bought it at a pawn shop for $600. The pawn broker was ready to shoot me dead if I tried to steal it. When I paid him … Continue reading

Politics

What to expect from 2015 State of the Union address: no surprises at all

If you want to know what President Barack Obama will discuss in his 2015 State of the Union speech, there is no need to wait until Tuesday when he delivers his annual message to Congress and the American people. The … Continue reading

Obama administration needs to take on Facebook and Google: cybersecurity under the COPPA cabana

It came to my attention looking through my own Facebook Timeline that children being born right now could very well have their entire lives documented online – from birth, if their parents have accounts and upload photos of them. And … Continue reading

State's Rights: be careful what you wish for

My friend Mike, recently retired editor of a major newspaper, writes: Luckily Scalia and his pals were in the Supreme Court minority on the Arizona immigration ruling, but his logic is scary: Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. … Continue reading

Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks that reward the state with more nukes

Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks in which states with more nuclear weapons make other states pay a price for having fewer.
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