My Newsday piece on mass ignorance vs. American democracy was translated into Portuguese and published in the third-largest newspaper in Brazil. The piece was reposted at this Brazilian blog. Perhaps Brazilians have more interest in ignorant Americans than do many Americans. I hope my article does not do anything to cause the average Brazilian to […]
Archive | February, 2006
The Future of Freedom Foundation posted & sent out today my op-ed on how the current NSA wiretapping scandal paves the way to repeat police state atrocities of the 1960s. Here are a couple paragraphs from the piece: Many Americans have shrugged off the recent controversy over illegal wiretaps because they assume that the government […]
In his speech to the American Legion last Friday, Bush boasted, “With my 2007 budget, we’ll increase VA’s medical care budget by 69 percent since 2001. Our increased funding has given almost a million more veterans access to the VA medical care system.” Bush did not go into further specifics. He did not say anything […]
The March 13 issue of American Conservative contains my review of James Risen’s A State of War. Here is the start & finish of the piece – James Risen’s A State of War has opened a Pandora’s Box for the Bush administration that no amount of howling, scowling, or bogus terrorist-attack warnings will be able […]
I was interviewed yesterday evening by Liz Skrobiszewski at the studio of WRIR, Richmond’s Indie radio station (which also carries NPR programming). The interview was a real treat in part because Liz had such excellent questions. We had a rambunctious discussion which will air on Friday at noon. You can listen live here. Liz, who has […]
The Orange County Register published my hit on the dangers of federal surveillance. Here are some outtakes: Americans seem to have forgotten why the Founding Fathers prohibited government from spying on them. Public opinion polls show a rising percentage of Americans approving of the warrantless National Security Agency wiretaps authorized by President Bush. Many Americans […]
The Air America interview with Charles Goyette will be at 10:30 am Eastern. (Disregard the revised posting here earlier).