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Guess Why This Guy Who Blew Himself up Making Bombs Isn’t Getting Called a Terrorist

March 8, 2017

Sure, he had homemade bombs, but don’t call him a domestic terrorist Butte, Montana man was found dead on Saturday night after a bomb exploded in his home. But the cause of his death wasn’t the explosion. Instead, he put…

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This Is The Biggest Threat From A Trump Presidency, And We Need To Start Preparing For It

December 19, 2016

Trump’s Existential Threat To Our Democracy Everything I’m about to tell you I hope is wrong. I fervently hope that, years from now, someone will rub this article in my face and tell me, “See! You were so wrong!” And…

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Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Enters Guilty Plea: Busted Thanks To Patriot Act Laws He Helped Pass

October 15, 2015

This has not been a good year for Republican House Speakers. John Boehner is trying to skedaddle away from the third most powerful position (at least on paper) in Washington. But he’s stuck. Kevin McCarthy wanted to be, but stuck…

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European Court Of Justice Shoots Down Safe Harbor, Vindicates Snowden

October 6, 2015

The European Court of Justice issued a ruling that essentially lobs a hand grenade into the debate over surveillance: “The European Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court, has just shot down the Safe Harbor, an arrangement between the European Union…

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