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Obama Supported Spy Reforms Before Becoming President

by Kara Brandeisky | Aug 8, 2013 | Uncategorized

(Source: Illinois Channel) When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial changes to NSA surveillance programs. Here […]

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Manufacturing Consent for a Looming Disaster

by Arthur Goldwag | Jun 4, 2013 | Uncategorized

After my piece about Alex Jones and weather weapons ran at the Spectator, I was interviewed by Ian Masters at Pacifica Radio. What is it about Alex Jones, he asked, that fools so many young leftists into thinking that he speaks for them? Part of it is that Jones is non-partisan; part of it is […]

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Letters: Diplomatic Immunity, Domestic Slaves

by WS Editors | Jun 1, 2013 | Uncategorized

A Survivor of Diplomatic Immunity Thank you for “Trafficking Women to Foreign Embassies in U.S.” (March). Most people are very naive about diplomatic immunity and have no idea that diplomats traffic women as domestic slaves and sometimes sexually abuse them. I became aware of this grievous injustice more than 30 years ago when I helped […]

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Peter Lindstrom: The Straw Man Haunting Gun Control

by Peter Lindstrom | May 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

(Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who was gunned down by Adam Lanza as she was protecting students in Newtown, asked Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire why she didn’t support expanded background checks on guns sales. Ayotte’s response is a commonplace diversion among conservatives. Mental health needs to […]

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The Origins of ‘Takers and Makers’: the Rise and Fall of the Value of Social Citizenship

by | Apr 30, 2013 | Uncategorized

(In the Nixon era, the House passed guaranteed minimum income for all Americans. The measure died in the Senate, but its support underscores the value differences between then and now.) Imagine this headline: “House of Representatives approves proposal for guaranteed annual income by wide margin.” The passage of that kind of social welfare measure sounds […]

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