Mary Theroux | Monday June 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM PST | 10 Comments
One would be hard pressed to look at these faces and think “Ooo, dangerous subversives,” yet that is precisely the picture President Obama would like to paint of these men and those like them who are trying desperately to call Americans’ attention to the very real fact that, as Thomas Drake, NSA contractor for...
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Tags: American History, Bill of Rights, Censorship, CIA, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, FBI, Liberty, NSA, Peace, Personal Liberty, Politics, Presidential Power, Propaganda, Surveillance, Terrorism, The State, totalitarianism, whistle-blower, whistleblower
Mary Theroux | Sunday July 1, 2012 at 2:13 PM PST | 1 Comment
The elevated freeway that collapsed during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Oakland had long been known to be non-seismically-sound. Engineering students at nearby University of California, Berkeley were directed to the structure as a case-study in negative harmonics, and we who drove on it regularly were well familiar with the almost seasickening wavy...
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Tags: bay bridge, Budget and Tax Policy, California, Caltrans, Corruption, Disaster Management, Loma Prieta earthquake, Safety, Socialism, State Bureau of Audits, Transparency, Transportation, Urban Issues, whistle-blower