Category Archives: Rants

Slouching Towards South Carolina

Oh South Carolina…how I wish, as a native son, I could be proud to claim you as my home. How beautiful it would be to stand tall together and eschew our crippled slouch towards a Bethlehem long bereft of meaning. … Continue reading

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The Media’s Collective Amnesia Regarding James Clapper

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who admitted to lying to the National Committee of Intelligence last year about the scope of domestic NSA data collection, has recently testified in front of Congress, claiming that the information provided by … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald: Our First Amendment Barometer

Glenn Greenwald is the intrepid journalist that was contacted by Edward Snowden last summer to disclose the fact that the NSA is accessing large swaths of data- from within the US and without- by harvesting massive amounts of information shared … Continue reading

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Aren’t Religion and Politics Both to Blame for War on Terror?

Glenn Greenwald, Murtaza Hussain, Andrew Sullivan, Sam Harris, and others have been debating, rather vehemently recently, the subject of terrorism. The primary rift between them is whether or not the violent acts of Muslim extremists are motivated by religion or … Continue reading

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Executive Power Abuses

Last week the ACLU announced that it had filed a lawsuit, along with the Center for Constitutional Rights, challenging the Obama administration’s targeted killing of U.S. citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki, his sixteen year old son Abdulrahman, and journalist Samir Khan, with the … Continue reading

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