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Greenwald says he’ll publish UK documents after partner detained in London

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2013 at 3:36pm 8/19/2013 at 3:36pm

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...

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Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 6:11pm 8/18/2013 at 6:11pm

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 Guardian:

David Miranda, who lives with Glenn...

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Glenn Greenwald Expected to Reveal New NSA Information in Upcoming Book

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:18pm 7/18/2013 at 3:18pm

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 of private companies with the...

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Damn, @DavidGregory makes @GGreenwald look good

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:26am 6/23/2013 at 11:26am

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 lot about.

Here’s...

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Lasciviousness in the defense of liberty is a vice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2013 at 3:43pm 6/10/2013 at 3:43pm

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 does cause us to focus...

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Snowden job?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 9:32pm 6/9/2013 at 9:32pm

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, and then became disillusioned that abuse...

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Edward Snowden Unveiled as Source Behind the NSA Leaks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 3:49pm 6/9/2013 at 3:49pm

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.

From the Guardian:

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When everything is a crime, government data mining matters

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12:16pm 6/8/2013 at 12:16pm

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 h...

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Alan Dershowitz takes on anti-NSA narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2013 at 5:55pm 6/7/2013 at 5:55pm

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 relating to the news that the...

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When Atheists Attack (each other)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9:45am 4/4/2013 at 9:45am

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 to Western liberties.

The argument is raging...

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Saturday Night different strokes for the happy folks

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:06pm 1/26/2013 at 6:06pm

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 Greenwald calls you those names, you...

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Extra-constitutional power is what they’ve always wanted (Update — blaming those ancient “white dudes”)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:19am 12/31/2012 at 10:19am

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...

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In which Glenn Greenwald and Robert Stacy McCain sort of share an opinion

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 8:05pm 12/23/2012 at 8:05pm

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 suffice.

A variety of academics and left-wing...

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Is it too late for progressives and the Tea Party movement to unite against the Obamacare monstrosity?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:39am 12/5/2012 at 8:39am

Short answer, Yes.  But please keep reading, anyway.

I have pointed out many times that we should not be fooled into siding with large corporations just because the left claims to hate them.  The enemy of our enemy is not always our friend.

We saw that in the passage of Obamacare, where large...

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Disheartened Obamaphiles should just stop talking

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:43pm 12/2/2012 at 2:43pm

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 surprised that President Obama is still...

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Threats, threats everywhere

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 10:40am 2/19/2012 at 10:40am

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, but I suspect the story is...

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“Obama-Firsters”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 12:45pm 2/9/2012 at 12:45pm

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...

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