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In response to a request from BrandonM and buckeyekarl , I am going to expand on a comment I made the other day in response to GregMitch 's ...
by MaikeH
Comment Count 663 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 01:20 PM PDT with 1032 Recommends
FDR really did nail it, when he made [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitions_of_fascism THIS] statement, 75 years ago…. Franklin D. Roosevelt “The first truth is that the liberty of a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 269 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM PDT with 527 Recommends
I really don’t know where to begin here, so I won’t. Very simply, if you have any doubts that people in the United States maintain ANY [http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 419 comments on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM PDT with 449 Recommends
Marcy Wheeler has been providing brilliant and downright historically significant commentary on the NSA story since long before the public ever heard the name, Edward Snowden. This week, as I've ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 117 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 10:04 PM PST with 418 Recommends
Just when you thought you'd heard it all about our "[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/27/1077960/-Obama-Administration-Facilitates-Turnkey-Totalitarian-State- Turnkey Totalitarian State]," a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 197 comments on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:36 AM PDT with 358 Recommends
When Bill Moyers covers a subject one may always anticipate that it will be journalism at its most consistently sublime, at least in comparison to the work of virtually everyone else that claims any ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 152 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM PST with 356 Recommends
by Steven D
Comment Count 215 comments on Thu Sep 07, 2006 at 07:55 AM PDT with 347 Recommends
If you’ve been following the myriad stories regarding our ever-increasing surveillance state and our government’s deliberate and massive suppression of virtually all forms of social activism and ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 414 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:38 PM PDT with 341 Recommends
Americans are learning, well at least I hope they are, just where the right wing are coming from, if not; consider recent events as a teaching moment. The Republicans have spent the last two years ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 171 comments on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM PST with 336 Recommends
Just a week after James Bamford’s stunning [http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 cover story] in Wired Magazine [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/17/1075217/-Wired-s-
by bobswern
Comment Count 278 comments on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM PDT with 276 Recommends
This story's breaking over at the NY Times' website, as of 25 minutes ago... [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/us/nsa-verizon-calls.html?hp&_r=0 Verizon Case Offers Glimpse of Vast N.S.A. ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 372 comments on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 12:27 PM PDT with 273 Recommends
Fair warning to readers: This news story from Tuesday’s Guardian , excerpted below, is—for a variety of reasons--going to upset the hell out of at least a few people. And, on that ominous note, ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 343 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM PDT with 259 Recommends
The enormous service that a certain whistleblower has provided to Americans and the world at large, is becoming clear even in the face of shrill cries of "traitor" and histrionic accusations of "...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 397 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 06:03 AM PDT with 254 Recommends
I’ve referenced the term, “Inverted Totalitarianism,” in many of my recent posts. Knowing that the majority of readers do not click on most of the links in a typical post in this community, I ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 345 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM PDT with 249 Recommends
Journalist and blogger Glenn Greenwald and colleague Ewen MacAskill released a new round of top secret National Security Agency documents via the Guardian , Saturday afternoon, this time concerning ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 271 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 08:59 PM PDT with 236 Recommends
In the course of modern political bloviation, we often allow distinctions between "big-R" and "small-r" republicans, as well as "big-D" and "small-d" democrats, to go unchallenged – it's perfectly ...
by Unitary Moonbat
Comment Count 119 comments on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 06:12 PM PDT with 235 Recommends
Like a rapidly metastasizing cancer, the story of America morphing, virtually overnight, into a “[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/27/1077960/-Obama-Administration-Facilitates-Turnkey-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 356 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 03:44 AM PDT with 225 Recommends
Via Rawstory.
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 02:18 PM PST with 211 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
The US House of Representatives has officially gone insane. What seems to have happened: 1. *Ben Quayle*, in the name of "limiting" the government's power, *made CISPA massively worse* by adding an ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 141 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM PDT with 207 Recommends