So between the US national intelligence chief Mike McConnell admitting waterboarding would be torture and less then one month later, CIA director Michael Hayden admitting that the CIA waterboarded three detainees; I guess we can now all agree that the United States has tortured people. Continue reading
Once again, President Bush shows his disdain for the American public and Congress by effectively stopping a congressionally approved board from overseeing the WoT and limiting its effects on the privacy and civil-liberties granted by the Constitution. Continue reading
I found this an interesting article in California Lawyer Magazine on the history and current activities of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It’s not the longest or most detailed research article, but I think it’s an excellent primer on the goals and methods of the EFF.
This is my tax dollars at work- the TSA creating a blog to put a friendlier face to the incompetence people experience on a daily basis in airports around the country. Unfortunately, the “friendlier face” just reeks of government bureaucracy and provides little insight or hope for travelers frustrated with air travel. Continue reading