Glenn Greenwald

Happy Hour Roundup

* Mike DeBonis, Ed O’Keefe, Erica Werner, and Elise Viebeck report that we have no deal:<p>The federal government was barreling toward a shutdown Friday afternoon as a last-ditch meeting between President Trump and the Senate’s top Democrat produced no resolution and Trump backed the Republican …

Opinion

In Name of Transparency, Not Partisan Sniping, Snowden Backs Call to #ReleaseTheMemo

Edward Snowden joined those calling for officials to release a memo that's said to have information about the government's surveillance abuses. The …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Fox News' Tucker Carlson is the new premiere voice of Bannonism

Steve Bannon may have lost control of Breitbart, but as long as Carlson is around, his brand of right wing populism is kept alive<p>Last night from 8pm ET on Fox News, Bannonite-in-chief Tucker Carlson executed his formula and landed a rip-roaring show.<p>His opening monologue alleged that “illegal …

Tucker Carlson

#ReleaseTheMemo And #LeakTheMemo Trending On Twitter

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for physical and electronic surveillance …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.

One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The …

Government

Ashleigh Banfield Wasn’t Sure How Her Aziz Ansari #MeToo Commentary Would Go Over

HLN anchor <b>Ashleigh Banfield</b> is seeing support from all corners of the media following a fiery back and forth over her stand on an article published …

Advertising Industry

Prominent Russian Website Publishes Virulent Anti-Semitic Screed

The Russian-Ukrainian political journalism world was stunned, but not particularly surprised, yesterday when a well known pro-Kremlin propaganda …

Jewish Culture

Chelsea Manning’s Senate campaign could upend what we think about government

The more progressive wing of the left applauded Chelsea Manning’s announcement last weekend that she will run a primary campaign against Maryland …

Chelsea Manning

Dr. King’s Long Assassination

Photo by Ron Cogswell | CC BY 2.0As the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s violent death (on April 4, 1968) grows closer, you can expect to …

Liberal View

Jeff Flake Defends Press in Speech — Internet Tells Him to Shove It

“Remember that he has voted 90 percent with the president,” says MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Twitter<p>Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) issued a long denunciation …

Entertainment

'Only Hours Left' to Stop Senate From Giving Trump Expanded Warrantless Spying Power

With the Senate set to cast its first votes on a bill that reauthorizes and expands the government's already vast warrantless spying program in a …

Liberal View

6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech

“In today’s networked environment, when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, it would seem that censorship ought to …

Law

Glenn Greenwald: Jewish puppet masters are blocking Chelsea Manning’s Senate run

Over at The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald has a theory about who is behind the campaign to block convicted felon Chelsea Manning from potentially …

Conservative View

It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo

<i>5000 words.</i><i>The paintings used as illustrations in this article are taken from the website of Ilya Glazunov and can be seen full-size in HD here and</i> …

Russia

Chelsea Manning vs. Ben Cardin: Battle of the sellouts

In case you missed it over the weekend, convicted traitor Chelsea Manning is now running for Senate in Maryland, which is only the fourth or fifth …

Conservative View

Congressional Democrats have so little faith in Trump's leadership that they've awarded him the power to conduct limitless, warrantless mass surveillance of Americans

When Congress voted last week to renew the NSA's controversial Section 702 powers, which gives the spy agency the power to conduct mass, secret, …

Adam Schiff

Centrist Dems Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Trans Woman, All to Keep an Old Straight White Man in Power

Over the weekend, Chelsea Manning announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate by posting a video outlining the broad themes of her campaign. Manning, …

Democratic Party

Chelsea Manning Posts Her First Campaign Video

Three days from the one-year anniversary on which Barack Obama made the surprise decision to commute her 35-year prison sentence, Chelsea Manning has …

Chelsea Manning

U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for 'Whitewashing' King's Legacy

As U.S. politicians across the political spectrum turn to social media to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday celebrating his …

Black History

Trump’s power is shakier than American democracy

“As soon as Trump became a serious contender for the presidency, journalists and historians began analogizing him to Hitler. Even the formulator of …

Democracy

The Same Democrats Who Denounce Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers

Leading Congressional Democrats have spent the last year relentlessly accusing Donald Trump of being controlled by or treasonously loyal to a hostile …

Liberal View

Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Why The Rehabilitation Of Plagiarist Johann Hari Is Irresponsible Dangerous

Despite repeated incidents of journalistic plagiarism, Johann Hari is back. Joe Muggs argues that we should be wary of his celebrity-endorsed new …

John McDonnell

Chris Matthews apologizes for 'Bill Cosby pill' comment before Hillary Clinton interview

MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized Friday after video was released of the <i>Hardball</i> anchor asking where his "Bill Cosby pill" was before an interview with then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 primary campaign.<p>The January 2016 video, obtained and first reported by <i>The Cut</i>, …

Money

Jeff Sessions Coming for Nation’s Legalized Marijuana

January 4, 2018 at 8:55 am<p>Written by Jessica Corbett<p><b>“Red alert,” warns Drug Policy Alliance, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized</b> …

Cannabis

Twitter Security Engineer: ‘We Have Full Access To Every Single Person’s Account.’

Another scandal is exploding in Silicon Valley. An undercover video that went viral shows senior network security engineer at Twitter, Clay Haynes, …

Technology

Privacy Advocates Urge House to Vote Against Unconstitutional Warrantless Spying Renewal

Civil liberties advocates called on the House of Representatives to vote against reauthorizing the U.S. government to spy on citizens without a …

Liberal View

When Officials Wanted To Search People's Trash, Journalists Returned The Favor

It was a successful stunt.<p>15 years ago, a local newspaper in Oregon had a clever and daring response to what seemed like an absurd law.<p>It reportedly …

Surveillance

First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censure the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News”

Yesterday afternoon, the official Twitter account of Brazil’s Federal Police (its FBI equivalent) posted an extraordinary announcement. The …

Censorship

No Way Would Today’s Newspapers Publish the Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” depicts a newspaper’s decision to defy the government, risk its financial health and imprisonment of its …

Liberal View

Kushner Under Fire for Receiving $30M From Israeli Firm While Shaping Middle East Policy

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is once more under intense scrutiny after new reporting revealed that as his …

Liberal View