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Naturalized American citizen, living near Boston; passionate Democrat and nonprofit director, working on digital civil liberties; skeptical Christian and proud father and caregiver to twin grade-schoolers and a toddler. Also, a smartass.

Diaries published: 10 (3 days since last diary on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 154 (3 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 413

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Snowden findings corroborated by second whistleblower, 320 comments, 333 recommends

People Following smartalex: 4

smartalex's Most Recent Diaries:

DailyKos was founded in a spirit of resistance to the Bush agenda. We have a chance this week to undo part of that legacy, and return us to a better and more constitutional path. Fight for the ...
by smartalex
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
John Oliver's brilliant interview of Edward Snowden on Last Week Tonight a couple days ago brought more publicity to the fact that it's two years since the Snowden revelations started coming out, ...
by smartalex
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 08:27 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
[Crossposted at Digital Fourth ] The Deep State requires a constant supply of terrorists as its food. Only by claiming, falsely , to thwart terrorist attacks before they happen, can the three-...
by smartalex
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 10:35 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This is a short diary responding to the idea that Snowden's allegations of easy NSA wiretapping of public officials is made up in his own mind. In fact, for those who have been watching this closely,
by smartalex
Comment Count 320 comments on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 11:25 AM PDT with 333 Recommends
It's bad enough that the NSA is spying on every call we make. But that doesn't stop state and local law enforcement from wanting in on the all-you-can-eat surveillance buffet. Here in Massachusetts, ...
by smartalex
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
This will be a short diary. I don't have time to write a long one. I grew up in the south of England, and being born in 1977, for all of my childhood Thatcher was the only prime minister I knew. I ...
by smartalex
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 02:59 PM PDT with 0 Recommends

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