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NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens’ emails and phone calls

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens’ emails and phone calls The authority, approved in 2011, appears to contrast with repeated assurances from Barack Obama and senior intelligence officials to both Congress and the American public that the privacy of US citizens is protected from the NSA’s dragnet surveillance programs. Basically, everything we have […]

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Why I wish my daughter had been vaccinated

Why I wish my daughter had been vaccinated until she caught pertussis – which turns out to mean whooping cough. Which turns out to mean months of pain. It is a highly contagious disease that comes in stages, but that horrible, hacking cough that kept her up all night went on for so many weeks […]

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Gore Presidency Retrospective

the biggest disappointment was Gore’s failure to handle Hurricane Katrina properly. Not only did the massive evacuation of New Orleans prove a costly and time-consuming overreaction, since the levees – fortified in 2003 – held up fine. The emergency management agency also took over 24 hours to set up trailers for evacuees along the Gulf […]