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[http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1355926/55353814#c25 Commenting] in a [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/06/1355926/-Reps-Hollen-Slaughter-lambaste-Republicans-plans-for-dynamic-scoring-trickle-
by bobswern
Comment Count 116 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 02:00 AM PST with 117 Recommends
I’m in the mood to [http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1351689/55211446#c14 rant this weekend]. Bigtime. Pretty much have been all week, in fact. But, luckily for you, my dear readers, I’ve been ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 538 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 04:35 AM PST with 375 Recommends
This is the third post in a three-part series on articles that have appeared online over the past 48-72 hours. The stunning similarities between these three pieces speak for themselves. Part I is ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 12:29 AM PST with 68 Recommends
Many of the “juicier” parts of Eric Lichtblau’s and William Arkin’s exposé (SEE: "[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/us/more-federal-agencies-are-using-undercover-operations.html More ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 87 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 02:04 PM PST with 160 Recommends
It’s been more than three months since 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson; more than six weeks since many in the public first heard and/or ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 195 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 04:51 AM PST with 156 Recommends
(An h/t to Kossack don midwest and yet another h/t to Marcy Wheeler for bringing this story to our attention.) The [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/peekaboo-i-see-you-government-uses-authority-
by bobswern
Comment Count 155 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 01:14 AM PDT with 222 Recommends
Once again, [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us/us-secretly-monitoring-mail-of-thousands.html another MSM lead story on our surveillance state]--in this instance an article on the front page of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 97 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM PDT with 215 Recommends
We're all potential terrorists, now! If you didn't give two sh*ts TM about our country's surveillance state, you may just change your mind after reading The Intercept's latest piece, just ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 322 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 04:56 PM PDT with 248 Recommends
As I’ve noted many times in this community, the following report is about the over-arching reality of our surveillance state. This story has been reported—in various iterations—based upon ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 323 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 08:44 AM PDT with 256 Recommends
It's all about " status quo privilege"... [http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/07/07/fbi-disclaims-material-support-for-terrorism-prosecutions-for-white-people/ FBI Disclaims Material Support for ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 10:17 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Focusing upon their latest Ed Snowden-National Security Agency document leak, a breaking story in this evening's Washington Post (SEE: "[http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 184 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 10:34 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
In public, the Obama administration says one thing about Wall Street’s egregiousness and burgeoning, domestic economic inequality; meanwhile, behind closed doors and on the global stage, it forges ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 205 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 12:33 AM PDT with 182 Recommends
From CommonDreams.org, here’s the latest on the Trade In Services Agreement [TISA] (a/k/a General Agreement on Trade In Services’ [GATS’] Financial Services Annex)… (Here's [http://www....
by bobswern
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 09:39 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
I’ll be more than happy to listen whenever someone is able to sanely explain to me how the Democratic Party is not talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to a myriad of issues (...
by bobswern
Comment Count 170 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 09:40 AM PDT with 207 Recommends
Back on March 11th, I published this post: “[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/11/1284003/-NYT-Breaking-Snowden-Docs-Raw-Take-Rampant-Sharing-of-Domestic-Unminimized-Wiretap-Content NYT (...
by bobswern
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:12 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
As Marcy Wheeler explains in [http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/05/16/the-automated-query-at-the-telecoms-will-include-correlations/ her latest post] over at [http://emptywheel.net emptywheel.net], the ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 52 comments on Sat May 17, 2014 at 07:28 AM PDT with 126 Recommends
Regarding the headline of this post: Are we surprised? Are we disgusted? Are we numb? Or, will you "cheer" the passage of this bill, as if it really accomplishes anything substantive, when/if it ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri May 16, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Giroux is a member of Truthout's Board of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 09:38 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Some news stories speak for themselves… [http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/02/223269/is-whistleblower-advocate-for.html Is whistleblower advocate for nation’s spies under attack?] By Marisa ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 60 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:20 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
If you were following the news cycle(s) on Tuesday and Wednesday, both Charlie Savage at the NY Times , and Spencer Ackerman and James Ball over at The Guardian , ran significant stories regarding a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:06 AM PDT with 85 Recommends