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Russia’s Ukraine Moves Evaded NSA Surveillance. Snowden Was In Russia. Coincidence?

Russia’s Ukraine Moves Evaded NSA Surveillance. Snowden Was In Russia. Coincidence?

How did Russia evade NSA surveillance during its Crimea incursion and while amassing troops near Ukraine? Russia apparently has recently obtained the ability to avoid United States eavesdropping, and it has the United States very nervous. In July, primary Snowden source Glenn Greenwald told The Associated Press that Snowden “is in possession of literally thousands […]

April 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Bank of Utah Plane Pays Unauthorized Secret Visit to Iran

Were they delivering something or picking something up? …on Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank in Ogden that has 13 branches throughout the state. Bearing a small American flag on its tail, the aircraft was parked in a highly visible section of Mehrabad […]

April 18, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Study: U.S. No Longer A Democracy

If we’re not a democracy, what are we? Says a study to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, we are an oligarchy. “Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little […]

April 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Rand Paul: Jeb Was Inarticulate Calling Illegal Immigration An ‘Act Of Love’

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who could well find himself debating Jeb Bush in a 2016 presidential primary, went after the former Florida governor’s statement that illegal immigration is often an “act of love.” “I think he might have been more artful, maybe, in the way he presented this,” said Paul. “But I don’t want to […]

April 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

New Texts Reveal Christie Campaign Manager Applauding Appointee For Bridgeghazi

Newly-released emails and texts show Chris Christie’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, congratulating Port Authority Deputy Executive Bill Baroni, for telling the press that backups on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee were part of a “traffic study.” Stepien praised Baroni for the explanation he gave that the lane closures were part of a traffic […]

March 18, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Is This Why Gov Cuomo Has Been Silent On Bridgeghazi?

The Record reports that New York and New Jersey have been “secretly” working together to raise tolls on the Hudson River bridges and tunnels. Citing interviews it conducted with eight people who were familiar with the operation, The Record reports the campaign was run by Bill Baroni, the authority’s former deputy executive director, and his […]

March 4, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Right-wing Projectionism Reaches Bizarre Level, Then An Apology

A “progressive Kristallnacht“?  Venture capitalist Tom Perkins should have had second thoughts before he wrote that and then had to apologize. Perkins has been at the center of a growing controversy since his weekend letter in the Wall Street Journal, in which he said there were parallels between the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany […]

January 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Why Is Broadband More Expensive In The US? The Myth Of American Exceptionalism.

Broadband in the United States costs almost three times as much as in the UK and France and more than five times as much as in South Korea. Does this make America exceptional or more like a second world country? The price of basic broadband, TV and phone packages – or bundles as they are […]

October 28, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton In Hospital With Blood Clot

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being […]

December 30, 2012 / More... ( comments)

Donald Trump Blasted In Scotland

The Donald is railing against a wind farm because it would interfere with a golf course he’s building, and linking his argument to the Lockerbie disaster. The Scottish Green Party has lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over a controversial advert published in two regional newspapers. In the full-page advert, the US billionaire […]

December 15, 2012 / More... ( comments)