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Podcast: Government Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know FBI Agents Can See They’re Creating Terrorists

On this week’s episode of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, the guest is Trevor Aaronson, contributing writer to The Intercept and executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting at the University of Miami. Aaronson wrote a feature on Sami Osmakac, a mentally ill Muslim man who was the target of an FBI sting operation [...]

Will Durst: Bush V Clinton II

In which our intrepid correspondent dreams a big dream. Now read this:Jeb: Eliminate Federal Minimum Wage Laws (Mar 18, 2015) That Story About Clinton Not Signing A State Department Exit Form Is Utter Horsesht (Mar 17, 2015) Public Reaction To Hillary Email Flap: ‘Meh…’ (Mar 17, 2015) Carville: Potential Hillary Rivals ‘Wasting Their Time’ (Mar [...]

Will Durst: E Is For Evidence

In which our intrepid correspondent tries to discretely address Hillary’s email problems. Now read this:Pat Cooper Rails On Hillary, Pelosi, But Usually Votes Democratic (Mar 14, 2015) Top Republicans Also Used Private Email (Mar 14, 2015) Numerous Officials Use Private Email For Government Business (Mar 13, 2015) [...]

Assembly Budget Committee Public Hearings

Yesterday, Bill Orr reported on the first of several public meetings of the Senate Budget Committee. This morning, its the Assembly's turn, with the first of several meetings; this one being held in Collingswood. Prior to the start of the session, I spoke with Chairman Gary Schaer: http://traffic.libsyn.com/bluejerseypodcast/Schaer.mp3

Interview: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on How US Government Treats Whistleblowers in Prison

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou is more than three weeks into an 86-day term on house arrest. He was released from a federal “correctional” institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in early February. Kiriakou pled guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA), but it was not until he spoke up about waterboarding being torture in an [...]

State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths

South Dakota state Rep. Elizabeth May (R) claimed the Common Core State Standards was "part of the effect" of what caused the deaths. The post State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Durst: Up Is Down

In which our intrepid correspondent is confused by simple things like wright and rong. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Tar Pits (Feb 13, 2015) Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, [...]

Kitzhaber resignation statement: We have left Oregon better than we found it.

The following is audio and text of Governor John Kitzhaber's statement of resignation. I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon. It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken – it is to stand and fight for the cause. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Tar Pits

In which our intrepid correspondent weighs in on another sticky subject and manages to mangle it just like always. Now read this:Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 [...]

Podcast: Baraa Shiban on US Drone Strikes, AQAP, the Houthis & the Power Vacuum in Yemen

Shiban joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week to talk about the latest developments in Yemen, including recent US drone strikes and the Houthi uprising.

Camera Work: What You Don’t know You Don’t Know

Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn't Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO fund it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today's post together, I read the first part of it. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Misremembering

In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip down memory lane and completely forgets where the hell he is. Now read this:Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will [...]

Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right where he should be, under a rock. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov [...]

Count me among the 'low-life scum,' Senator McCain

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Vile" doesn't come close to describing this man accurately. Eric Bradner of CNN reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger at a hearing Thursday. "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Ice Age

In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold. Now read this:Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will [...]

Podcast: Journalist Marcy Wheeler Reports on Trial Against Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling for Alleged Leak

A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo

In which our intrepid correspondent calls himself a satirist even though he’s not sure what it means. Now read this:Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Cuts Andrea Merkel Out Of Paris March Because She’s Female (Jan 15, 2015) French Comedian, 53 Others, Arrested For Free Speech (Jan 14, 2015) Muslim Groups Urge Peaceful Response To Charlie Hebdo Cover [...]

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