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Time Magazine, which made “The Whistleblowers” the publication’s “Person of the Year” in 2002, has cast Snowden as part of a young generation of individuals who represent “something new.” These are “young people [who have] come of age in the defiant culture of the Internet.”
A U.S. State Department Inspector General’s memorandum details a slew of inappropriate behaviors by officials in the State Department, as well as efforts to cover up that wrongdoing. The memo was obtained by CBS News and lists claims of prostitution, sexual assault, and illegal drug use by State Department officials.
Arizona is going to be one of the few red states to actually take part in the Medicaid expansion. Thanks to the aggressive lobbying by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the state will take advantage of the Affordable Care Act to enlarge their Medicaid program.
This civil rights hero and ally – the chairman emeritus of the NAACP – so effortlessly states the obvious: discrimination is wrong. As we await the rulings on the same-sex marriage cases before SCOTUS — Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage known as Prop 8, and United States v. Show More Summary
The voters of Nevada legalized medical marijuana back in 2000 but there has never been an easy legal way for patients to access it besides growing their own. That will soon change.
According to Pro Publica, Walmart accepted shipments from factories in Bangladesh unsafe for workers despite explicit promises not to. This violation of Walmart’s own stated policy comes shortly after the world’s attention fell on Bangladesh’s troubled manufacturing sector with the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people.
Myriad Genetics had patented two human genes linked to an increased likelihood of developing breast cancer but it was argued that naturally occurring things can’t be patented. The Supreme Court agreed simply isolating something in nature is not patentable.
During trial proceedings for Pfc. Bradley Manning on Thursday, his defense objected to the use of a sample Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) he had not signed, which the prosecution wanted to use to elicit testimony on whether Manning exceeded his authorized access on his government computer.
“No Signal.” That was the last message to be broadcast on June 11 at 11:00 PM (local time) by the Greek public broadcasting network ERT. Broadcasting has ended. The radical – and unprecedented – measure was taken without forewarning just as the leaders of Greece’s “Troika” creditors (EU-ECB-IMF) are in Athens.
Most Americans disapprove of the NSA's newly revealed far reaching surveillance program. According to Gallup only 37 percent approve of these surveillance programs while 53 percent disapprove.
? More rigging in the financial world, this involving “manipulated benchmark foreign-exchange rates”. It’s been going on for 10 years, but the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has bestirred itself into “considering opening a probe”. ? Pauperization of the US population has proceeded “faster under Obama than under George W. Show More Summary
While we deal in the “glories” of the NSA/Prism matter and the usual cast of suspects reaffirm their asshattery, some other shames reappear
Robin Williams -- Golf.
The consultant, according to LeBeouf, told him that home alarm monitors could be turned on to monitor households, and that cars could be shutdown using OnStar. And that one in five phone calls were recorded by the government. To prove...Show More Summary
The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth — a home to sponges, coral, fish, crab, skates, sperm whales, orcas, Steller sea lions, and a vast array of other species all part of a delicate ecosystem extremely vulnerable to human activity. Show More Summary
In 2007 Edie Windsor married Thea Spyer after already being together for 40 years. When Spyer died, in 2009, their home state of New York recognized marriage equality, but because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the federal government did not. Show More Summary
Many journalists and experts have cautioned against drawing too many parallels between the Occupy Gezi movement and Occupy Wall Street, or between the Turkish uprising and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, such as the one centered around Egypt’s Tahrir Square. Show More Summary
"Imagine how many real restrictions to our beautiful open society we would tolerate if there were another attack on the scale of 9/11. Pardon me if I blow that whistle," New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes in a column reacting to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's disclosures on secret surveillance programs to The Guardian and The Washington Post.
I've noticed that in an effort to discredit Edward Snowden many are trying to create a new standard for the term "whistle-blower" so they can deny him the title. According to people such as Richard Haass, president of the Council onShow More Summary