“So, in short, the A.P. got itself a scoop, and then held off on publishing until it was clear that “the American people” were not “at risk.”
Hyperventilating about threats to “the American people” a year later is outrageous. Mr. Holder might have directed some of that energy into prosecuting crooked bankers and mortgage companies or, say, people who tortured prisoners.”
“The 91st Missile Wing celebrated the February 2012 inspection with aRough Rider-era Teddy Roosevelt impersonator screaming his head off like a bloody fool and firing a toygun. (You can watch a clip here.) The 91st Missile Wing celebrated the March 2013 inspection with the commander screaming his head off like a bloody fool and firing 17 missile launch officers.”
The history of American support for Guatemala’s military went unacknowledged during the genocide trial of the former dictator Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, who is most closely identified with the war’s brutality.
Harold H. Koh, a former legal adviser to the State Department, said the lack of transparency was unnecessary and had backfired.
There is integrity after service in the Obama administration. Just not during. - David C. Unger
The Obama administration is on the verge of backing an F.B.I. plan for an overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate by Internet rather than phone.
“Albert Gidari Jr., who represents technology companies on law enforcement matters, criticized that proposed procedure. He argued that if the United States started imposing fines on foreign Internet firms, it would encourage other countries, some of which may be looking for political dissidents, to penalize American companies if they refused to turn over users’ information.
“We’ll look a lot more like China than America after this,” Mr. Gidari said.”