Monthly Archive: July 2011

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How would a patriot act? Like an unfettered tyrant, apparently.

If you want to despise the Bush administration (and every administration since Johnson) more than you already do, I highly recommend reading Glenn Greenwald’s How Would a Patriot Act? Fun fact (and by fun, I mean depressing): since the creation of FISA courts in 1978 through 2001, the courts received...

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The un-Americanization of America

Once again, Glenn Greenwald illustrates why he’s one of the best political commentators around: What’s most striking, and ironic, is that the Norwegian response to the Oslo attack is so glaringly un-American even though its core premise — a brave refusal to sacrifice liberty and transparency in the name of...