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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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Indoctrination, Propaganda, Fear, and Idealism

Indoctrination is a powerful weapon.  It breeds within us, a fear so palpable that it can paralyze our ability to question.  We’re made to think, by our government, our companies, our churches, our schools, and even our families, that what … Continue reading

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Stopping Indefinite Detention

The decision by federal district Judge, Katherine Forrest, to temporarily enjoin enforcement of the controversial provisions involving indefinite detention in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is a monumental one that has revitalized, at least in me, the notion that … 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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