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A Spy Describes the Intelligence Failures That Led to the 9/11 Attacks

by Barbara Koeppel | May 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

Thomas Drake, a brilliant intelligence analyst, software engineer, and IT management consultant, worked at the CIA in the 1980s, then as a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and ultimately as an NSA senior executive in 2001. But from 2006 until July 2011, he became the government’s and NSA’s public enemy. Why? From his […]

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Judging Drake

by WS Editors | May 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

But in terms of deterrence, what you have gone through in and of itself would deter anyone who thinks they can lightly take information from a government computer and in any way set out on their own path….[A]s I’ve already indicated, I don’t think that deterrence should include an American citizen waiting two and a […]

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The Glib Gangster Strikes Again

by | Apr 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

world america made finalReviewed: The World America Made by Robert Kagan (Knopf, 160 pp., $21). Robert Kagan is a neocon’s neocon, a veteran of the Reagan State Department and a leading honcho of the Project for a New American Century group

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A Glimpse Into Their Gray Matter

by Jenny Blair | Apr 1, 2012 | Uncategorized

in her book The Sociopath Next Door, she quoted murderer Barbara Graham: “Good people are always so sure they’re right.” Wrong, says Stout: Good people are forever wondering if they’re right, questioning themselves, striving to be better. While it would be foolish to argue that only liberals are good people, psychologists are finding that the tolerance of […]

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Republicans’ Ultrasound Obsession

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2012 | Uncategorized

Today, a woman seeking an abortion in Texas must first submit to an ultrasound examination that detects the fetal heartbeat, which must be audible to the woman preparing for the abortion, who must be told what she is hearing. Because 90 percent of abortions are done in the first trimester of a pregnancy when the heartbeat is not detectable with an external ultrasound scan, penetration […]

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