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Breaking News: Death of privacy may give rise to transparency
   
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-01-02 12:02:23 -0800 | political-news

America’s National Security Agency stands revealed as the world’s greatest data hoarder, obsessed with collecting every kind of electronic transmission it can grab ahold of. And apparently, it can grab ahold of any data it wants. People around the world...
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Breaking News: Secrets and leaks and the NSA
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-11-13 15:47:13 -0800 | political-news

I know a few people who’ve been convinced for years that the National Security Agency was doing exactly what it has been proved to be doing. The smartest of them didn’t talk much about the extent of government spying on...
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Breaking News: Sarah Palin is right about 'lamestream media'
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-12-09 11:25:00 -0800 | political-news

She’s fond of using the term “lamestream media” to show her scorn for the sorry state of traditional journalism in the 21st century, and those may be the most accurate words Sarah Palin has ever spoken in public. There are...
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Breaking News: Halloween in Washington happens every day
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-11-21 18:12:16 -0800 | political-news

Editor's note: Do you have a Halloween-themed piece of political writing in mind? If so, consider entering this segment of The American Pundit political writing contest for a chance to win $250. All Hallow's Eve approaches; that time of year...
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-11-27 10:29:08 -0800 | political-news

The Social Security Trust Fund is a simple thing. It is not a national debt. It is not in financial jeopardy. It’s a program with a $2.7 trillion surplus that has nothing to do with our budget deficit or the...
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Breaking News: Money for guns, money for ammo—none for food or burials
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-10-15 04:16:19 -0700 | political-news

“No nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.” – Abraham Flexner The so-called government shutdown doesn’t seem to have slowed military operations much in Afghanistan, where US...
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-03-05 22:58:23 -0800 | political-news

“The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.” - Abbie Hoffman The next American revolution looms on the horizon, but it won’t be fought with guns. It’s been tried more than once and might well be...
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Breaking News: We're not exceptional; we're exempt
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-10-01 09:27:35 -0700 | political-news

“I think Obama has serious reasons for making sure that, as he puts it, ‘It’s time to look forward, not backward.’ That’s the standard position of a criminal.” ~ Noam Chomsky There’s been lots of talk lately about the idea...
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-01-10 17:24:00 -0800 | political-news

It’s an absolute insanity, and we allow it to happen. Are we really so desperate for petroleum and natural gas that we can live with toxic chemicals being pressure-pumped into the ground where they help fracture shale rock layers to...
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Breaking News: Shooting rats with shotguns
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-11-20 21:36:05 -0800 | political-news

“The United States military doesn’t do pinpricks.” ~ President Barack Obama When it comes to military overkill, the United States has an unmatched record. Even a full-press effort over decades by the now-defunct Soviet Union couldn’t come close to achieving...
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-02-24 17:44:19 -0800 | political-news

“Wars always expand because of unintended consequences.” -- Ron Paul President Obama seems certain to order missile and air strikes against specific targets in Syria in response to the use of sarin gas against civilians. The administration is sending its...
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Breaking News: Medical cannabis programs already out of date
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-09-30 16:07:08 -0700 | political-news

News from Cascadia – here in Oregon, Gov. John Kitzhaber has just signed House Bill 3460, a law that directs the state Health Authority to establish rules and regulations for how the state will license and supervise medical cannabis distributors....
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Breaking News: Obama economy still on the wrong road
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-09-30 16:07:08 -0700 | political-news

The national economy under the Obama administration is still idling down an old dirt road that runs alongside a superhighway leading into the future. Three years from now, most citizens in the US will be in pretty much the same...
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Breaking News: From the Berlin Wall to the American Fence
   
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-11-20 21:32:57 -0800 | political-news

“This legislation concerning beefed-up border security removes any validity to the argument that border security is not sufficient. We'll be the most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.” – Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) The illustrious members of...
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Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2013-12-09 12:36:56 -0800 | political-news

Every conspiracy theorist in the world started chair-dancing when they first heard about Eric Snowden’s release of documents that prove Big Brother actually does monitor just about everybody, down to the degree of recording phone calls. They have been told...
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