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The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

CHORUS

We were ready--

Oh, so ready.

Sure, it happened, but those were the breaks.

And remember

That we never, ever make mistakes.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the end of
apartheid in South Africa, the fortieth anniversary of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme
Court's ruli

The same political figures
who engineered the current debacle in Iraq are now trying to blame
the United Nations for more than $10.1 billion worth of oil revenue
they claim Saddam Hussein d

When faced with criticism, accuse. That seems to be
Attorney General John Ashcroft's rule of political survival.

Because no silver bullet could have stopped
This horrifying deed from being done,
We cannot blame those dozing on the job
For never even loading up the gun.

(George W. Bush explains the interview arrangements he's made with the 9/11 Commission)

The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

When testimony came from Richard Clarke, he
Inspired White House spokesmen to get snarky,
Because, with words combining bite and bark, he

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And the only government official who went to jail for it was the whistleblower who exposed it.

August 12, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

Once you accept that everything you say or do is being recorded, you can start recognizing the advantages of omnipresent surveillance. 

March 25, 2014

The CIA and NSA routinely ignore the Constitution, yet want the Justice Department to protect them from an over-reaching Congress.

March 24, 2014

Obama gave what appeared to be a bland statement on the controversy—but implicitly, he took a side. 

March 12, 2014

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014