Tag Archives: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Five things you can do now that the Nunes memo has dropped

Well, it looks like we were right. The so-called “Nunes nemo” turned out to be faker than a Trump Tower orgasm. For all the buildup, it didn’t, as Republican Congressman Steve King promised, bring to light a conspiracy “worse than Watergate.” It didn’t, as wed been led to believe by Sean Hannity and others, prove […]

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#ReleaseTheMemo v. #RemoveNunes …Which side are you on?

To properly tell tonight’s story, we need to get into the wayback machine for a minute… Buckle up, folks! OK, so do you remember, last March, way before the national conversation turned to porn stars and shitholes, when Donald Trump informed us that he’d been illegally “wiretapped” by Obama? And do you remember how, in […]

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden comes clean on why he turned over classified government documents to the press, just how much the intelligence community knows about us, and what his actions will likely cost him

Earlier today, the identity of last week’s much-talked-about National Security Agency whistleblower was made public. His name is Edward Snowden, and he’s a former technical assistant for the CIA, who, most recently, worked for the NSA through the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d highly recommend that you watch […]

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Guilty until proven innocent in the age of ubiquitous electronic surveillance

Upon taking office, President Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of transparency: “My Administration,” he said, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency […]

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