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A Battle Won For Democracy: More Required

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“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be trust no man living with the power to endanger the public liberty.”  – John Adams Key sections of the PATRIOT Act expired last night, when Senators failed to reach an agreement on their extension. This marked the end of […]

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Memorial Day 2015

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“But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing […]

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Why Angela Merkel is Wrong

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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 […]

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War’s End

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On the 31st of December 2014, the US military mission to Afghanistan will officially end after 13 years, the longest “military action” in American history. The “support mission” may continue, with up to 10,000 troops still deployed, but that depends on the US signing a security agreement with a Karzai Administration that has come to […]

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The Destruction of the Commons

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Ever since Edward Snowden broke silence and revealed the true scope of the Federal government’s internet surveillance programs the magnitude of the revelations has increased exponentially. Mr. Snowden has implicated an alphabet soup of Federal agencies operating different programs with names like PRISM (NSA), Boundless Informant (NSA), DCSNet (FBI), Carnivore (FBI), Magic Lantern (FBI) and […]

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

John Adams

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