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Vladimir Putin and the Phenomenon of the Broken Clock

It is said that even a broken clock is right twice a day, and so it is with Russia's Vladimir Putin.  He's no squishy believer in individual liberty, but he has accurately assessed American foreign policy.  Reported MSNBC: "Sometimes it seems to me that America does not need allies, it needs vassals," the Russian prime […]


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NDAA Passes Senate, Heads to White House

The NDAA Conference Report passed the Senate by a vote of 86-13 this evening, with detainee provisions intact. It should be noted here that 6 additional senators voted NO than when S. 1867 was previously voted on and passed 93-7 on December 1. This is by no means the end of this fight.  Several senators […]


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Stop Internet Censorship!

In the government's latest attempt to break the internet in order to "fix" it, the House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings today on SOPA (H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Privacy Act), an overly broad bill that would jeopardize entire segments of the web at the discretion of prosecutors and judges. SOPA is a House counter-part […]


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Penalizing American Torturers

Washington long has placed sanctions on other governments and officials of other governments.  Now Russia is striking back.  Reports the Moscow Times: An unpleasant surprise might await the next White House or Pentagon official who decides to go sightseeing in Moscow or take a dip at Sochi's beaches: no visa. The Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that it has banned entry for unspecified senior U.S. […]


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UPDATED: Latest on the NDAA Conference Report!

Due to intense grassroots pressure against the detainee provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report, House leadership almost pulled the report from today's agenda rather than see it defeated on the House floor!  Instead, after appearing to have pulled it and voting began on a series of other bills, it was announced […]


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