Category Archives: United States

Holder: We Won’t Execute or Torture Snowden if He Comes Back to to the U.S.

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to put Edward Snowden’s mind at ease. If Snowden comes back to the U.S., Holder sayd, then Snowden won’t be tortured or executed. Frankly, that is a pretty odd comment to make by the Attorney General … Continue reading

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It’s Back; Renewed Efforts for a $1 Coin

This cycle keeps repeating itself every few years. Someone in Washington presents the case that a $1 coin will save billions because the coin lasts for 30 years while a dollar bill lasts only 18 months. Arizona Sen. John McCain … Continue reading

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Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Means Banning Abortions for Fetal Defects

Across the country, efforts are underway to ban abortions after 20 weeks. The Texas bill that was filibustered by state Sen. Wendy Davis is one of those attempts. Other states have passed or are trying to pass similar bills. The … Continue reading

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State Department’s Strange Al-Qaeda Propaganda Spoof

In the war against terrorism, the State Department’s Digital Outreach Team has taken to spoofing al-Qaeda propaganda. While this is great for a few laughs from some political satirists, the State Department is not known for their comedy skits. The video … Continue reading

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One in Five Americans Shape Their Opinion on NSA Spying by Politics

While a majority of the American public supports the National Security Agency monitoring of phone records, the issue remains a highly controversial split. A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll has 56% of Americans giving thumbs up to the NSA’s … Continue reading

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NSA Scandal More Than Just Foolishness

The NSA scandal over phone records has a number of candidates for “Fool of the Week.” Yet Jim Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has to take the title for his outright lie to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden in March. Wyden: … Continue reading

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Donald Rumsfeld Explains that American Soldiers aren’t Dying in Combat in Afghanistan

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is trying to rehabilitate his image by distancing himself from policies of the Bush administration. In his new book, Rumsfeld Rules, Rumsfeld draws upon adages that he has used over the years. However, he … Continue reading

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California Congressman Backtracks on Claim that Justice Department Wiretapped Congress

It’s obvious that some of Barack Obama’s political opponents want to make him look like Richard Nixon. Exaggeration and distortions are just part of the process to prove that what is going on in the White House in 2013 is … Continue reading

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George W. Bush Convicted of War Crimes…In Malaysia

A trial in Kuala Lumpur had an unlikely group of defendants, none who were present. As Foreign Policy Journal noted, this was also a historic trial: In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, … Continue reading

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Secretive Federal Court Gives Government Nearly Unrestricted Spying Powers on Foreign Communications

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) formed out of the government abuses from the Watergate era. It oversees requests for surveillance warrants against suspected foreign intelligence agents. Most of those requests are for electronic surveillance. In reality, federal … Continue reading

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