I always look forward to reading the lists of finalists for the National Book Awards, but my eyebrows arched a bit higher this morning when I saw the subject areas covered by the authors in the Awards’ long list for Young People’s Literature: a Malcolm X novel, co-written by one of the daughters of the […]Read More MALCOLM X NOVEL ANNOUNCED IN 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS LONG LIST
If you still kick-off any NSA or British GCHQ spy conversation by debating whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or whistle-blower, you’re missing the big picture. Ordinary citizens like you and me, who have no intention of blowing up buildings or harming others, are being rounded up by a cross-continental electronic dragnet where – if […]Read More THIS IS BIGGER THAN SNOWDEN
The question is which drugs Thomas L. Friedman took before writing his Obama, Snowden and Putin article for the NY Times? The first piece of madness he wrote referenced President Obama’s surveillance reforms: Considering the breadth of reforms that President Obama is now proposing to prevent privacy abuses in intelligence gathering, in […]Read More IS FRIEDMAN TRIPPIN’?
Do you know what’s missing in this debate about Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency? Perhaps the point that Americans likely have no idea of what their rights are! A lawyer friend of mine talked about an experiment conducted during Edward R. Murrow’s time where Americans were shown a copy of the Bill of […]Read More THE MISSING PIECE IN THE NSA BEEF
I just saw something from the State Department that even tops Joan Walsh’s claim that the Party of No Brains wants to repeal the 20th century—how about the US repealing 200+ years of United States constitutional progress? The Obama Administration recently tongue-lashed Russia for allowing fugitive NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden to spread propaganda through […]Read More US: YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SHUT THE HELL UP