Casey Weber McCarty

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The Intel In Snowden's Head Could Be More Damaging Than The Material He Leaked

But the information in his head may be more valuable, and accessible, than highly encrypted files.<p>Beyond trying to acquire information about the 10,000 NSA files Snowden accessed in Hawaii, a U.S. adversary would want to learn from Snowden's expertise of internal NSA processes — such as its …

Surveillance

America Is Richer Than We Think

REUTERS/Larry Downing As mentioned earlier , the US Commerce Department will soon release recalculated GDP numbers that will reclassify "intangible" asset spending as investment, particularly research and development spending. Also, as Bloomberg BusinessWeek notes , "intellectual property, original …

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The Last Words of 38 Presidents

Some are eloquent quotes worthy of the holders of the highest office in the nation, and others... aren’t.<p>1. George Washington<p>"'Tis well."<p>2. John Adams<p>…

A view of the US from across the pond

The best reads in culture, including observations on the US, the art of translation and Putin’s comparison of the Snowden affair to “shearing a pig”.<p>Poets And Czars From Pushkin To Putin<br>Mikhail Shishkin | The New Republic | 1 July 2013<br>Amusing and rather brilliant history of Russian cultural …

Can propaganda be great art?

Art with a political agenda is often considered inferior – but that’s not fair, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>“Propaganda is a much maligned and often misunderstood word,” said Joseph Goebbels in 1933. “The layman uses it to mean something inferior or even despicable. The word propaganda always has a …

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

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