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Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald warns that he will publish many more documents about the British government's surveillance activities, after his partner was detained and questioned at a London airport this weekend. From Reuters (via Huffington Post): "I will be far more aggressive in my reporting from now....

The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained and questioned for nine hours on Sunday at Heathrow airport in London as he was returning home to Rio de Janeiro.  Authorities ultimately released him, but not before confiscating several pieces of his electronics equipment. From The...

In the wake of revelations about the scope of the NSA's surveillance activities, Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald will soon be writing a book that is expected to reveal new information on the matter.  Some of the book's focus will also be on the alleged cooperation...

Glenn Greenwald appeared on Meet The Press this morning. The interview is garnering headlines, mostly for David Gregory's suggestion that Greenwald is not a real journalist and question as to why Greenwald should not be prosecuted. Not being prosecuted, of course, is something David Gregory knows a...

I'm not on the "Howard Snowden is a Hero" boat. I'm may get on board the "Edward Snowden is no hero" boat. As this plays out, it's not clear that Snowden has added a lot to what we already knew, as Mandy pointed out this morning, but...

It seems that nothing is ever as it seems. It may be that Edward Snowden is what he seems to be -- an Obama-supporter who, despite barely gaining a GED, managed to work his way into sensitive technical positions at the CIA, NSA and private contractors,...

The Guardian today unveiled the identity of the individual who provided National Security documents that sparked a firestorm of media attention and scrutiny of how the agency collects and utilizes the intelligence it collects from a multitude of commercial sources. https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/343799572012875776 From the Guardian: The individual responsible for...

I guess you could put me in the "concerned" category on the various -- and disputed -- accounts of how the government data mines phone records and obtains email and search information from internet companies. On the one hand, I'm concerned about those who have bad...

Not someone you would expect to accuse others of crying wolf on privacy. Via Noah Rothman at Mediaite: Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard University, defended the Obama administration on Friday and excoriated those in the media who he says are disseminating a number of half-truths...

There is a fairly lively Twitter/blogosphere argument going on right now over "the New Atheist" movement. I had not heard that term before, but apparently there are liberal Atheists who don't like other liberal Atheists who argue that the Islam and/or Islamists are the greatest threat...

There's no Saturday Night Card Game tonight. I was going to write about some "Neo-Confederate" idiocy by a pretend lawyer who happens to be quite obsessed with me over at the liberal blog Glenn Greenwald calls " a cesspool of unprincipled partisan hackdom." When you are a liberal blog and Glenn...

An Op-Ed in The New York Times from Georgetown Law Professor Louis Michael Seidman, Let’s Give Up on the Constitution:
AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.... Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago.

As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.... Constitutional disobedience may seem radical, but it is as old as the Republic....

No one can predict in detail what our system of government would look like if we freed ourselves from the shackles of constitutional obligation, and I harbor no illusions that any of this will happen soon. But even if we can’t kick our constitutional-law addiction, we can soften the habit.

If we acknowledged what should be obvious — that much constitutional language is broad enough to encompass an almost infinitely wide range of positions — we might have a very different attitude about the obligation to obey.

I find myself agreeing more frequently than ever before with Glenn Greenwald, at least on the issue of the willingness and desire of "progressives" to go where even the demonized George W. Bush was not willing to go, and the willingness with which the progressive intelligentsia embraces such ideas in the service of Obama. Or maybe he's agreeing with me. Update:

Well, at least partially, regarding Erik Loomis, the University of Rhode Island assistant history professor who tweeted a crazy tirade of invective against the NRA culminating in his wish for Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick.  When people objected, Loomis clarified that life in prison would...

It's hard to know whether to cheer their disappointment or commiserate. My natural inclination is to tell them to S*** *** **** ** considering that they have subjected us to four more years. From Michael Goodwin, Obama 2: Even more reckless: People weren’t paying attention. Those are the people now...

Glenn Greenwald had a post Friday titled Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics. The post concerns Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who Greenwald alleges bullies political opponents by threatening frivolous defamation and copyright suits.  I don't know if VanderSloot is guilty as charged by Greenwald,...

Well, it's not the title of Glenn Greenwald's post, Repulsive progressive hypocrisy (h/t @Steven_Swenson), but it could be. Here goes: During the Bush years, Guantanamo was the core symbol of right-wing radicalism and what was back then referred to as the “assault on American values and the shredding...

I posted previously about accusations that groups such as Media Matters and the Center for American Progress (which runs the Think Progress blog) routinely used questionable terminology (such as "Israel-Firsters") and were pushing an anti-Israel agenda under the guise of battling the "Israel Lobby." The story...