Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Everyone everywhere now understands how bad things have gotten — and they’re talking about it. They have the power to decide for themselves whether they are willing to sacrifice their privacy to the surveillance state.
— Twenty-nine year old Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who has unmasked himself as the individual who leaked crucial information about the NSA’s surveillance programs.
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
See, Tim Eyman, I told you didn’t need that two-thirds initiative. You have a state Senate pushing us towards a government shutdown because they refuse to close a tax loophole for Big Oil. Senators who defend big oil at the expense of kids reveal their values. These values would have been masked if the two-thirds law were still in place because the House could not have put this tax loophole in play. This is why we elect people, to take a stand, to reveal their core values and then we get to cast judgment at their next election.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
[A]bsent some explanation I haven’t thought of, this looks like the largest assault on privacy since the N.S.A. wiretapped Americans in clear violation of the law.
— Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies, responding to the news that Verizon has been sending mountains of call data to the NSA on an ongoing basis in accordance with a secret government order.
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
What we’re getting right now isn’t fair and not right.. I would love to work more, but they keep us all just below full time so that we don’t have benefits.
— Twenty one year old fast food worker Caroline Durocher, who is paid minimum wage to work a night shift at the Ballard Taco Bell. Durocher and her coworkers are going on strike to protest their low pay and poor benefits.