FISA While You Weren’t Looking

Politico’s Crypt blog provides some rather cryptic news on the ongoing fight in Congress regarding the telecom immunity provisions in FISA. If you’ll remember, when last we left this drama, the Senate had put forth a version of the bill that had immunity built in, meanwhile House Dems stood firm...

She Could Have At Least Voted Present

While a good portion of the Senate voted to give immunity to the telecom companies that spied on us all, Hillary decided it was apparently not that important to vote. The Senate rejected a series of amendments that would have restricted the government’s surveillance powers and eliminated immunity for the...

What’s Wrong With Verizon

WaPo drops a huge headline that, in and of itself, should cause no shock.  “Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders,” is not exactly earth shattering news; given much of the controversy over the Administrations various anti-terrorism tactics that infringe upon the privacy of...

Corporatocracy, Police States, and Telecommunications

A couple of days ago, the media and the blogosphere were both set ablaze when a college student was hit with a taser gun in the chest by campus police during the question and answer session following a speech by Senator John Kerry. In the aftermath we here at Comments received our own little surge, and...