Cyberspying Transcends Everything You Think You Know About It

Cyberspying

*+-Larry Wines: How come we are all paying to be spyed on, not by some nefarious government, but by ruthless capitalists who will sell their own grandmother after billing us to feed, house, and clothe her so she is plump and healthy and will fetch a better price?

Edward Snowden Is No Hero

Edward Snowden No Hero

*+-Rosemary Jenkins: Snowden fled as soon as it was clear that the government wanted to question him. A hero would have stood his ground and defended his actions and explicated his reasoning.

U.S. Security Agencies Are Out of Control

US Security Agencies

*+-Ivan Eland: Many recent indicators point to a U.S. national security bureaucracy running roughshod over the sad remnants of the founder’s republican vision. As in the Roman world, empire is gradually snuffing out the republic.

Roots of Surveillance America

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*+-Wendy McElroy: A supremely political animal, Hoover occupied high office for nearly 50 years, during which he was instrumental in laying the foundation for a national security state.

Now Who Is the Real “Narcissist”? Edward Snowden or the NSA?

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*+-Joseph Palermo: The documents Snowden chose to share with the world have exposed the behavior, attitude, and culture of the NSA. The revelations alone about spying on allied heads of state, such as Brazil and Germany, have already caused real damage to bilateral relations between the U.S. and those countries. The NSA is clearly out of control.

Obama Channels Reagan on the Growing NSA Scandal

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*+-JP Sotille: The Reagan Presidency set the gold-standard for Teflon-coating the truth, for conducting secret wars and for acquiescence and service to the all-encompassing power of the national security state.

The Snowden Debate: Liberal Versus Liberal

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*+-Julie Driscoll: The battle seems to be pitched among the libs as to who’s the purest. Ed Snowden = hero = “good” lib; Ed Snowden = lying attention-seeking cowardly traitor = “bad” lib.

Protesting Domestic Surveillance

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*+-Dan Bluemel: Restore the Fourth’s demonstration was the second of its kind in LA concerning Fourth Amendment rights since the NSA’s actions were made public in early June.