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Liberty NewsWire Monday, April 16th, 2012


Liberty NewsWire Monday, April 16th, 2012

For more than a year, the intelligence services of various authoritarian regimes have shown an intense desire to know more about what goes on in an office building on L Street in Washington DC, six blocks away from the White House.

The office is the HQ of a US government-funded technology project aimed at undermining internet censorship in countries such as Iran and Syria. And so every week – sometimes every day – email inquiries arrive there that purport to be from pro-democracy activists in those places, but which, the recipients are confident, actually come from spies." – Oliver Burkeman for The Guardian.  Full article immediately below.

Individual Liberty

Internet Freedom:

The Guardian – Inside Washington's high risk mission to beat web censors

The Guardian – Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

The Hill – New bipartisan House cybersecurity bill haunted by ghost of SOPA's failure

TSA & Travel Freedom:

USA Today – TSA tests airport check-in system

Mother Jones – Ending the Ban on Bottled Water

The Wall Street Journal – Why Airport Security Is Broken – And How To Fix It

Foreign Policy


Reason – Inching Toward War in Syria


Los Angeles Times – Afghanistan attacks seem intended to humiliate

CNN – Insurgent says Haqqani was behind Afghanistan attacks


Foreign Policy – Backed Into a Corner

Bloomberg Businessweek – Obama: US has offered no 'freebies' to Iran

Associated Press – Israeli PM says nuclear talks gave Iran 'freebie'        

Economic Issues

Federal Reserve:

USA Today – Bernanke defends Fed's response to financial crisis


Bloomberg – Banks Seen Dangerous Defying Obama's Too-Big-to-Fail Move         

Debt Ceiling:

Bloomberg – Geithner Urges U.S. Lawmakers to Leave Drama Out of Debt Limit


Atlanta Journal Constitution – Jobs up, but not the housing market


Reason – 5 new Ways the IRS Is Screwing America



Real Clear Politics – Ouch! Decade of Obamacare Will Cost $1,160 billion

Forbes – Obamacare's Horseless Chariot


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