Young (and Old) People: Do Not Be Fooled by Rand Paul

I’m all for…. ….putting the NSA and the CIA back in their cages, ….taking drones out of the hands of presidents, ….spending tax revenues in wiser ways, ….legalizing marijuana (which, btw, Paul is NOT in favor of doing; see here and here) and ….shrinking our global empire. That does NOT make me a libertarian. It shouldn’t … More Young (and Old) People: Do Not Be Fooled by Rand Paul

Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Eight major companies, led by Google and Microsoft, are calling for tighter controls on surveillance of their customers’ data by governments worldwide. Greg Russak‘s insight: The next time we want to complain about government overreach, let’s make sure the conversation includes wholesale collection of data and, like him or not, … More Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?

What makes one whistleblower a hero and another a traitor? Let’s start by asking Obama’s detractors, especially those who ceaselessly characterize the size and overreach of “big government” as a threat to our democracy. How do you see Snowden? Is he a hero? It doesn’t seem like a real stretch to assume that you’re happy on … More Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?