Being Most Uncivil With Our Liberties: The War on All of Us

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the Patriot Act debate raging in Congress, there has perhaps never been a better time to consider what’s at stake. And what is that? Most of us never really knew. But this documentary, from Executive Producer Robert Greenwald and Earl Katz, directed by Nonny de la Peña, whose work has been funded by a MacArthur grant and shown at TriBeCa Film Festival, spelled it all out a decade ago, and is as relevant as ever.

Rand Paul and the Party of None 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Controversial views place you in, well, controversy. See below…: “Rand Paul has now decided he wants to be a liberal Democrat — undercut necessary intelligence collection, weaken the police officers and our intelligence services.” – Bill Kristol “[A]n aide might want to remind Senator Paul which party’s nomination he is seeking” – WSJ Editorial Board Read More

Rand Paul + filibuster = Populist love, Establishment opponents

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rand Paul wins the day – but does it put him more at odds with the Establishment…and voters?: “But big moves carry big risks, as supporters of Paul’s GOP competitors pointed out. Rival campaigns and other Republicans note that times have changed since Paul burst onto the national scene with his filibuster. Now, they say, Read More

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fbiPhone: This Violates Your Privacy. Again.

Reading Time: 4 minutes FBI Director James Comey, with a straight face, is arguing that the encryption in new iPhones and other mobile devices is so powerful that it’s hindering crime-fighting. He’s even given this latest purported public safety threat a menacing new name: “Going Dark.” Your selfies may never be safe again.

Worth Reading: Headline Grab Bag

Reading Time: < 1 minute Headlines—Greenwald explains how Ed Snowden got to him; the ugly truth about Dallas’s paper on 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination; establishment to fact-check establishment pundits; Patriot Act Author now hates his handiwork; new movie fiction on Boston bombing; permanent climate change mid-century; some blunt talk about failed drug policy