The Intelligence Cover-Up

For more than two years now, Congress, the news media, current and former national security officials, think tanks and academic institutions have been engaged in a profound debate over how to modernize the law governing electronic spying to keep pace with technology. We keep hoping President Bush will join in. Full Story »

Posted by Melva Hackney
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Posted by: Posted by Melva Hackney - Mar 16, 2008 - 7:33 AM PDT
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Robert M Schacht
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by Robert M Schacht - Oct. 1, 2008

This editorial scrutinizes President Bush's sweeping claims about FISA and places them in a better context. Unfortunately, the track record of the NYT suggests that it is more trustworthy when it disagrees with national policy than when it agrees. And as an editorial, we do not expect it to be well-sourced-- we must rely instead on our assessment of its use of sources. Nevertheless, it is good to see an MSM assessment that does not merely echo the spin of the establishment, and actually attempts to render independent judgment in evaluating White House claims. In this case, I tip my hat to the NYT

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Oct. 1, 2008

as an opinion piece it clearly has a point of view. yet the assertions here about the lack of evidence for scary repercussions from mr . bush seem apparent, and the clear need for protecting citizens' rights to at least some privacy, and the need for accountability is not difficult to justify in recommending this bill. pointing out the need to take new technologies into account as this bill does more than the senate/president's bill, would seem vital in an updated bill.

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Pamela de Maigret
4.6
by Pamela de Maigret - Oct. 1, 2008

This excellent article describes the Bush Administrations refusal to accept any limits on it's powers.

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Melva Hackney
5.0
by Melva Hackney - Oct. 1, 2008
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Miriam Raftery
5.0
by Miriam Raftery - Oct. 1, 2008

I wish everyone in America could read this editorial, which is an outstanding example of truthful, hard-hitting and courageous journalistic integrity.

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