AT&T initially downplayed its heroic efforts in the War on Terror, preferring to serve in silence behind the scenes. “But then we realized we had a PR win on our hands,” noted AT&T V.P. of Homeland Security James Croppy. “Not only were we helping NSA cut through the cumbersome red tape of the FISA system, we were also helping our customers by handing over their e-mails and phone records to the government. Modern life is so hectic – who has time to cc the feds on every message? It’s a great example of how […]Full Story... →
I know our friends on the political right live in perpetual fear of the dark skinned Muslims blowing them up. I’ve personally taken a lot of heat for repeatedly pointing out that overwhelmingly Muslims are not terror-supporting radicals. I was, of course, correct.
“Religion is an important part of life for the overwhelming majority of Muslims, and if it were indeed the driver for radicalisation, this would be a serious issue.”
But the study, which Gallup says surveyed a sample equivalent to 90 percent of the world’s Muslims, showed that widespread religiosity “does not translate into widespread support for […]Full Story... →
It’s often claimed by those who oppose immigration (illegal or not) that immigrants commit crime at an alarming rate and are a threat to public safety. Turns out, it isn’t true.
People born outside the United States make up about 35 percent of California’s adult population but account for about 17 percent of the adult prison population, the report by the Public Policy Institute of California showed.
According to the report’s authors the findings suggest that long-standing fears of immigration as a threat to public safety are unjustified. The report also noted that U.S.-born adult men are incarcerated at […]Full Story... →
At least, the CEO of the Orange County Register is for Obama.
Both men cited the teachings of various libertarian heavyweight philosophers, most notably John Stuart Mill, whom I heretofore believed to be an inventor of breakfast cereals. There was some back-and-forth over the practical vs. the philosophical approach to politics, and Flanders said that in this election, for him, “the No. 1 issue is who will get us out of Iraq.”
OK, I’m thinking, if you really mean that, there’s only one major candidate you can support. But there’s no way you are going to stand there and […]Full Story... →
Description of the new ad from Hillary’s campaign: “Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says we need a president who will be a fighter — and that’s how he sees Hillary Clinton”Full Story... →