Whistleblowing: Exemplary Patriotism

Whistleblowing: Exemplary Patriotism by Stephen Lendman Whistleblowing reflects doing the right thing. It exposes wrongdoing. It does so because it matters.  Edward Joseph Snowden follows a noble tradition. Others before him established it. Daniel Ellsberg called his NSA leak the most important in US history. More on him below. Expressions of patriotism can reflect good... Continue Reading →

Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey

Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey by Stephen Lendman He's Obama's FBI director choice. He'll replace current rogue head Robert Mueller. In September, he'll step down.  He's run the agency since September 4, 2001. He succeeded acting head Thomas Pickering. He assumed office days before 9/11.  Appointing him perhaps related to what... Continue Reading →

Mass Surveillance in America

Mass Surveillance in America by Stephen Lendman It shouldn't surprise. It's longstanding policy. Post-9/11, it escalated. Previous articles said Big Brother is real. It's no longer fiction. Mass surveillance is official US policy. It's not for national security. It's not about discovering terror or other threats. None whatever exist. Claiming otherwise doesn't wash. Big Lies... Continue Reading →

America’s Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming

America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming by Stephen Lendman For growing numbers of American youths, higher education is increasingly out of reach. High tuition and fees make it unaffordable. So does a disturbing government/corporate partnership. Millions of students need financial aid. They're exploited for profit. Providers are enriched. Higher education involves debt entrapment. ... Continue Reading →

Syria’s Qusair Victory Matters

Syria's Qusair Victory Matters by Stephen Lendman Qusair's strategically important. Western-backed death squads controlled it for over a year. On June 5, Syrian forces triumphed. Insurgent fighters were routed. Many were killed. Others were captured. Remaining elements fled. On June 8, Buwayda village was secured. It was the final area-held insurgent position. Syria's in full... Continue Reading →

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying

Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying by Stephen Lendman It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below. On April 3, 2012, James Bamford headlined "Shady Companies with Ties to Israel Wiretap for US for the NSA." He said NSA chief... Continue Reading →

Freedom in America: Rest in Peace

Freedom in America: Rest in Peace by Stephen Lendman Political philosopher Montesquieu (1689 - 1755) once said: "There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." International, constitutional and US statute laws no longer matter. Obama declared them null and void. He does... Continue Reading →

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining by Stephen Lendman On June 5, London's Guardian reported part of it. "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily," it headlined. On June 6, a follow-up article headlined "NSA taps in to systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and others, secret files reveal."  The Washington Post followed with its own... Continue Reading →

New York Times Editors Defend the Indefensible

New York Times Editors Defend the Indefensible by Stephen Lendman It's standard Times practice. It's longstanding. On June 6, Times editors praised Obama's selection of Susan Rice and Samantha Power.  They're deplorable choices. They'll move from current capacities to new national security positions. More on that below. Times editors endorsed what demands condemnation. What they... Continue Reading →

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