Reading Time: 8 minutes Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why is torching a police kiosk an admirable thing in Syria but cause for consternation in the United States? Why is protest against corrupt central power in one country a good thing—and something to be dismissed in another? WhoWhatWhy asks….WhyWhyWhy
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sorry to spoil the inaugural festivities, but there’s this small matter of ongoing and rather alarming civil liberties threats….
Reading Time: 13 minutes The reelection of Barack Obama will ensure 16 full years of George W. Bush’s national security policies, adding more noxious infringements on American civil liberties by the year.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Does anyone besides Ron Wyden care about privacy anymore? From the evidence, it doesn’t seem like it.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes DC news veteran Sam Smith on today compared to his previous 58 years reporting: Most conservative Dem President; most radical and irrational GOP; most political nastiness; most apathetic youth. And more…