American readers: Defend your privacy NOW

Two weeks ago I wrote about how Vice President Dick Cheney is pushing for the expansion and permanence of the expiring surveillance law (i.e., that which allows warrantless wiretapping). Congress is now on the brink of a vote on the euphemistically named Protect America Act. Ed Brayton of Dispatches from the Culture Wars reports that … Continue reading

Cheney pushing for the expansion and permanence of the surveillance law

The Huffington Post reports Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying “fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise” that should not come with an expiry date.” … Administration allies in Congress not only want the expiring law made permanent but amended to give … Continue reading

Does it even matter that the Bush Administration gets busted in its BS?

Over the past number of years the Bush Administration has been slapped silly by people who have caught them in their lies (e.g., weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, nuclear development for war in Iran, torture), fear mongering, violations of the Establishment Clause (e.g., millions in faith-based initiatives), breaking international covenants (e.g., regarding torture), suppression … Continue reading

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