Category Archives: Surveillance

So True

From this week’s New Yorker, the amazing Roz Chwast.

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America 3.0 on You Tube

USC/Annenberg School has put a new version of my America 3.0:Rebooting After the Crash up on their You Tube Site. Watch it in the High Quality Setting. It will be up on I Tunes U next week as a free download.

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Bush's Constitution-Lite Zone

The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that “the border” is the 100-mile wide strip that … Continue reading

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Is Posse Comitatus No Longer The Law?

As Roger MacNamee points out, the deployment of the 3rd Infantry inside the U.S. on active duty seems to violate one of the founding laws of the Republic–Posse Comititus Act. “The PCA generally prohibits U.S. military personnel from interdicting vehicles, vessels … Continue reading

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1 Million Terrorists

You will be happy to hear that Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list will hit 1 Million names tomorrow. Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program, spoke today along with two victims of the watch list: Jim Robinson, … Continue reading

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Your Weekend Reading Assignment

James Bamford is our smartest writer on the NSA. The Puzzle Palace was the first important book on the Agency. His piece in The Atlantic on NSA’s real collection capacity is scary. NSA personnel, the customs inspectors of the information superhighway, have … Continue reading

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Obama, FISA,Faith & Iran

Readers of this blog know that I have been a supporter of Barack Obama since I first met him at a party David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Speilberg threw in February of 2007 to intoduce Barack and Michelle to … Continue reading

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John Lennon Talks

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. John was being denied a U.S. Visa at … Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina–Perfect For McCain

Carly Fiorina has replaced embarrassed UBS bag man Phil Gramm, as the public face of McCain’s Economic team. Not only does she flat out lie in this clip about Obama’s tax plan, her own past history is getting ignored by the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court v. Bush

I think it is hard to overstate how important the Supreme Court decision was to force George Bush to restore Habeas Corpus to our system of justice. Since September 12, 2001, the phrase “9/11 changes everything” has been the mantra … Continue reading

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