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Mass Surveillance

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No Pardon for Snowden


Edward Snowden has a suggestion for President Obama: “pardon me.” The Presidential Pardon is a prerogative that can be exercised at any time, but is especially favored by Oval Office holders in the last days of their Administration. It is an extraordinarily powerful executive privilege: there is no judicial review, no Congressional oversight, no possibility […]


Why Angela Merkel is Wrong


I enjoy being proven right as much as the next person. This week’s revelations on German intelligence practices do just that. The Germans have admitted that the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) has not only inadvertently scooped up conversations of senior American officials like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry[1], it has also actively targeted NATO ally Turkey as […]


“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams


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