Linda Lewis

A Former President Suggests Self-Censorship; What Does That Mean for America?

A Different America is Being Created By Linda Lewis Recently, at the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago, Trish Reagan asked former President Bill Clinton to share his thoughts on domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) for Bloomberg TV. Clinton defended the NSA programs as necessary, saying, “I don’t see any alternative to trying [...]

The King’s Propaganda

The Astounding Hypocrisy of King Obama “We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen — because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts, and because so many others stood silent.”  – Barack Obama When President Obama spoke those words at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last Monday, he was referring [...]

UNESCO Shuns WikiLeaks as Speaker at Conference on Implications of WikiLeaks

… And, that’s not all that doesn’t make sense This week, the organizers of a UNESCO conference, “The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World,” refused to let a WikiLeaks representative participate as a speaker. In so doing, they deprived the world of a full and balanced discussion of issues critical to protecting [...]

FBI Enlists Internet Café Owners to Spy on Customers

The Government’s Pretexts for Arresting Virtually Anyone The US government has developed massive surveillance capabilities to monitor communications, travel and financial transactions in this country and abroad. But, even the government cannot monitor everything Americans do—not directly, anyway.  Thus, it created the Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program to enlist your friendly local businesses as spies [...]

Notes from the Star Chamber-Blacklisting in the Digital Age

US Prepares to Censor Internet Access While Urging Internet Freedom for the Rest of the World! At the London Conference on Cyberspace, November 1-2, Vice President Joe Biden urged other nations to protect internet freedom of expression. “Biden did not name countries he felt were offenders. But he criticized the efforts of some nations pursuing [...]

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Notorious “Star Chamber” Courts Protect Government Wrongdoing

U.S. Embraces Tool of Despots Recently, Mark Hosenball dropped the bombshell that a secret panel of White House Security Council members meets to draw up a “kill list” of American militants. Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald wrote a scathing critique of the panel, comparing it to a notorious English court known as the “Star Chamber.” “[A] [...]

Government on a String

Politicians aren’t as Incompetent as They Seem By Linda Lewis  Just who’s pulling the strings? I’m all tied up in you But, where’s it leading me to? –“Puppet on a String” (1967) by Bill Martin & Phil Coulter. Performed by Sandie Shaw. American voters disagree on many issues but nearly all agree that government’s performance [...]

The Oath to Defend the Constitution vs. the Forced Pledge to Protect Government Secrecy

“Which of the applicable laws has priority?” By Linda Lewis  In the debate on reducing the national debt, members of Congress have focused on two options–tax increases and entitlement cuts—both considered unhelpful to restarting a stalled economy.  Congress seemingly has forgotten that it has another option for reducing the debt: eliminating waste, fraud and corruption [...]

BFP Independent Perspective: Social Security Math Doesn’t Add Up

The Unanswered Question of “Social Security Surplus” By Linda Lewis As some politicians describe it, the Social Security program is an economic disaster forced upon younger generations by the demands of greedy baby boomers. News media obediently parrot the scare stories, seldom questioning the math in a story that is all about the numbers. A [...]