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End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture people”? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos […]


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US government tried to overthrow Castro with Twitter-like social media site

The United States government attempted to overthrow the Cuban government  by creating a social media app to cause unrest in the communist country. From CNN: The AP says U.S. government officials developed an app called ZunZuneo — named after the chirping sound of a hummingbird — to cause social unrest. U.S. efforts to undermine the […]


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Return of the Church Committee?

By: Matt McBride In 1974, it was revealed that the CIA was involved in illegal intelligence operations against thousands of American citizens. The following year, a special committee, chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church, was tasked with conducting an investigation into the agency. While there was no dramatic overhaul of the federal programs, the Church […]


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Outrageous!

Attorney General Eric Holder finally replied to Senator Paul’s request on whether the administration believed the President could authorize a lethal drone strike on American soil. It’s hard to believe this was his actual response, but then again, given this administration’s sordid past – particularly in the DOJ – perhaps it’s not too surprising. Holder replied to […]


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Legal and Moral Dilemmas of Drone Strikes in a Free Society

America is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval.  But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic […]


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