August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media.
Snowden didn't "betray" his country, but his courageous act and Greenwald's journalism is certainly "inciting people to rebel against the authority of [the] state." Viewed in this way, their act could be considered as seditious, and they are in good company -- with none other than Mahatma Gandhi.
The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.
Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).
How anyone -- having chosen to stand with Jefferson Davis on the side of nullification and secession -- could then have the effrontery to appear at a Lincoln Day dinner is beyond my poor powers of comprehension.
9 People from the Hutaree militia have been charged with seditious conspiracy in a Michigan federal court. No one on the radical right has ever been convicted of plotting to overthrow by force of arms the US Government. Will this be the first?