Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, and anyone else who believes that NSA spying on American citizens is wrong is a tool for Mother Russia. Makes sense. I just read Edward Lucas’s Wall Street Journal […]
Prediction: Snowden/NSA case guarantees that the 2016 campaign is going to be weird, infested with irony
Edward Snowden’s status has rapidly transformed from “anonymous consultant drone” to “popular hero,” hasn’t it? In an age of cheap convenience, bread and circuses, the complete cooption of government by the corporate […]
Nota Bene #100: Il Planetario di Figaro
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
FISA â€“ meet the new laws, same as the old laws?
by Rick L. Lucke The actions of the current Congress have given new meaning to Pete Townshendâ€™s song, “Wonâ€™t Get Fooled Again.” I keep thinking, â€œMeet the new Boss, same as the […]
George Will can't stop lying!
I now know why Elvis shot that TV set. If you missed it, Stephen Colbert’s special guest last night was conservative pundit George Will. I almost typed “addle-headed pathological liar George Will,” […]
Shadow war: AT&T versus Verizon for control of American communications
By Martin Bosworth Right now the Senate is embroiled in debate over whether or not to grant the major telecom companies (chiefly AT&T and Verizon) retroactive immunity for their participation in the […]
Dodd filibuster teaches a valuable lesson about the American Mess
As Martin noted earlier, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is filibustering ill-conceived legislation that would give telecommunications companies a pass for engaging in illegal spying activities on behalf of the Bush administration. Those […]
World War III under way; America hasn't noticed?
“Corporate America ought to be darned worried. If you are a major corporation with very sensitive technology, you have been targeted. Somebody is spying on you right now.” Todd Davis, FBI supervisor […]