Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is determined to link the White House, and President Barack Obama, to the so-called IRS scandal, even though there is no proof one exists.
If Bradley Manning can be charged with "aiding the enemy" for leaking evidence of war crimes to the public, is it a big jump for the spies to electronically monitor the 70,000 of us who've signed a petition saying that Manning is a hero?
With legitimate lethal terrorist threats that the U.S. faces, the FBI must play a front line role in monitoring potential terrorist activities and nipping them in the bud. But the history of over reach and outright law breaking by the FBI and other government agencies still looms large.
Just for fun, today I'd like to use my column to skate perilously close to the edge of rampant paranoia. I'm really doing this to make an ironic point, at the end, but I can't deny that this type of thing is certainly fun to write.
No, I don't want to see another 9/11 or Boston Marathon bombing. But I also don't want to see another COINTELPRO. It's true that saying where that line lies is difficult. It's also true that saying where it lies if done in complete secrecy will be impossible.
If we put our information out there and expect others to respond to it, why is Big Tech to blame?
We can, and should, be angry to learn that all of our communications and movements have been secretly monitored for years. But we can't escape our own responsibility by claiming to be surprised.
"Burn Notice" has been around since 2007 and tells the story of Michael Weston (Jeffery Donovan), a CIA operative who has been "burned" by his Agency.
We don't learn from our successes, we learn from our failures. Perhaps there are lessons for us from Boston, but delegation of our intelligence apparatus to foreign governments should not be one of them.
While Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was announcing her retirement to much fanfare in the media, according to information given exclusively to Take Action News, the FBI was busy collecting potentially damaging evidence against her from two former campaign aides.
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If the new crop of conservatives wants the kind of national stage that Bachmann is ceding, they have to jump in the deep end of the nut bowl with a snorkel and a mouthful of garbled sound bytes.
If not now, then when? The upcoming trial of Whitey Bulger marks the time for the murdered victims' families to tell the world who and what has been taken from them.