from today’s lead Wall Street Journal editorial: “Since the Treasury story broke, as it happens, no one but Congressman Ed Markey and a few cranks have even objected to the program, much less claimed illegality.” I look forward to the Journal editorial page’s updates on this subject as news leaks out about how this surveillance […]
Tag Archives | Surveillance
From the Baltimore Sun Surveillance of financial transactions goes too far By James Bovard June 28, 2006 The Bush administration admitted that it was conducting warrantless surveillance of the financial transactions of Americans and others only after newspapers exposed the program. According to some Republicans, the solution is to imprison journalists who blow the whistle […]
I will be interviewed on the Richard French show this evening on Regional Network News. This news network covers NY, NJ, Conn., and is also available on Direct TV and the Dish Network. Channel info is here. The 15 minute interview will deal with the Bush administration’s vacuuming up of Americans’ financial records, as well […]
Just finished an interview/debate on MSNBC on the New York Times’ illegal surveillance. I will be on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes tonight at 9:30 debating the same program. Should be a barrel of monkeys. LATER: ***POST-SHOW POSTSCRIPT: OK, so much for the barrel forecast. Major snafu (this blog aspires to family friendly language, except for […]
The Future of Freedom Foundation today posted my hit on “Bush’s Wiretap Crimes & the FISA Farce.” It is amazing how so many commentators have preserved perfect ignorance regarding the laws that the Bush administration is trampling.
The American Conservative today placed online my piece on NSA wiretapping here. June 19, 2006 The American Conservative Reach Out and Tap Someone The NSA’s surveillance program undermines the rule of law without producing real gains in security. By James Bovard The National Security Agency has been tracking the calls of millions of Americans and […]
Michael Hayden, the former chief of the National Security Agency, was nominated today by President Bush to be the new chief of the CIA. Thus far, there have been no reports linking Hayden to hookers & poker games at the Watergate. While serving as NSA chief, Hayden deceived Congress in October 17, 2002 testimony regarding […]