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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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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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Terrorism Is A Meaningless Word

The word terrorism is meaningless.  It has an official definition, but the way in which it is used today, obscures what it’s meant to convey.  Nothing underscores this better than how the U.S. government utilizes the term.  The latest proof?  … Continue reading

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Considering Orwell’s 1984

Having recently re-read George Orwell’s 1984– that depicts an authoritarian government controlling all aspects of modern society through secrecy, fear, censorship, and surveillance- I’m struck by how many of these themes resonate with what we’re experiencing in our country today.  … Continue reading

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