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  1. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, 12 months ago

    Must have learned from the wing nuts.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 12 months ago

    I’ve heard of Stalin, bet Putin knows more about Stalin than he knows about whack Americans.
    He is holding power because he is not a wing nut.
    Reality, not just for night dreams.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Obama has not been kind to whistleblowers.

  4. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 12 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    A citation or two please.

  5. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 12 months ago

    @cjr53

    This objective observer submits:

    1) http://www.corporatewhistleblower.net/?tag=whistleblower
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    2) http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/03/bradley-manning-gives-his-account-being-stripped-brig/35771/

    Smiley

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @cjr53

    The Obama administration Friday morning continued its headlong attack on the right of reporters to protect their confidential sources in leak investigations.

    Before a panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, a Department of Justice lawyer argued that New York Times reporter James Risen should be forced to testify in the trial of former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling, who is charged with leaking classified information to Risen about a botched plot against the Iranian government.

    Rather than arguing the specifics of the case, DOJ appellate lawyer Robert A. Parker asserted that there is no reporter’s privilege when a journalist receives an illegal leak of national security secrets.
    .
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/reporters-privilege-obama-war-leaks-new-york-times_n_1527748.html
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    When President Barack Obama took office, in 2009, he championed the cause of government transparency, and spoke admiringly of whistle-blowers, whom he described as “often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.” But the Obama Administration has pursued leak prosecutions with a surprising relentlessness. Including the Drake case, it has been using the Espionage Act to press criminal charges in five alleged instances of national-security leaks—more such prosecutions than have occurred in all previous Administrations combined. The Drake case is one of two that Obama’s Justice Department has carried over from the Bush years.

    Gabriel Schoenfeld, a conservative political scientist at the Hudson Institute, who, in his book “Necessary Secrets” (2010), argues for more stringent protection of classified information, says, “Ironically, Obama has presided over the most draconian crackdown on leaks in our history—even more so than Nixon.”
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    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/23/110523fa_fact_mayer

  7. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, 12 months ago

    I see Putin (or is it Rasputin?) as a Stalinist wannabe, without the phony “Marxist” banter.

    Re: Con men in the White House, Didja ever look at it this way? The Republicans are the Marines, and the Democrats are the Army? The Marines’ orders are “Keep moving forward until we pull you out!” Then the Army comes along behind and consolidates the gains, building perimeters, airstrips and support structures.
    So in the oligarchs’ relentless drive to the right, begun in the Reagan years, the Rpublicans’ job is to constantly push the envelope, while the Democrats are hired to sweet-talk us into getting used to new levels of poverty and repression.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @decimuscaelius

    Good post.

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