Tag Archives: national security

British Court rules on search of Miranda property

David Miranda, the Brazilian man who had been working with The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, obtained a partial victory in British court. His property that had been seized by authorities cannot be searched, unless it is for the purpose of “national security.” BBC News reports: The High Court ruled the authorities could examine the seized material… Read More »

Jabberwonky – August 11th

When: Sunday, August 11th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio What: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred… Read More »

Book Review: Roger Thompson’s “Lessons Not Learned”

A friend recently pointed me to the 2007 book, Lessons Not Learned: The US Navy’s Status Quo Culture by Roger Thompson, published by the Naval Institute Press. The Naval Institute is a private institution completely independent of the USN and dedicated to the study of America’s national defense issues. The book is highly critical of… Read More »

Edward Snowden could be bound for Venezuela

Today has been a slightly confusing time for anyone paying attention to the Edward Snowden situation. He remains not quite on Russian soil, holed up in an airport hotel outside Moscow, could theoretically go to Venezuela, but apparently hasn’t made a definite decision on that. Some of the confusion was fed by Russian MP Aleksey… Read More »

Confederate Corner with George Neat June 11th – Islam, Liberals, National Security and Guns, oh my!

When: Tuesday, June 11th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Confederate Corner with George Neat on Blog Talk Radio What: Yes there are Confederates north of the Mason-Dixon line, and George Neat is one of them. And we’re happy to bring his views to you in the “Confederate Corner” radio show. For more information on George and his… Read More »

TSA still blocking small knives on planes

The Transportation Safety Administration is apparently walking back plans to allow passengers to carry small penknives on planes. USA Today reports that TSA administrator John Pistole does not intend to allow the knives on planes later this week, as planned. “This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the feedback about the changes to the Prohibited… Read More »

Sen. Leahy – What Are You Doing!?

Do Democrats see the United Kingdom as a model for their version of the surveillance society?  What on earth could Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) be thinking offering legislation that gives authorities access to personal information with no more than a formal written request and the contents of those communications with nothing more than a subpoena?… Read More »

Obama Administration Renews Push to Ratify Law of Sea Treaty

The Obama administration has initiated a renewed push to convince the U.S. Senate to approve the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea treaty. Administration officials claim approval of the pact is necessary to protect the U.S. Navy’s right to carry out exercises off the coast of China. In the past Chinese ships have harassed… Read More »

CNN Republican Debate Recap: Debate Fatigue and Box Wine

I have a confession to make.  I was really bored by Tuesday’s Republican debate.  I know, its shocking.  Somebody found a primary debate boring? Quel horreur!  It is my job to comment on such things and I watched it eagerly, but as I was writing my traditional recap I realized that I just wasn’t that… Read More »

Full Video of November 12th CBS/National Journal GOP Presidential Debate

Join CDNews for coverage of tonight’s CBS/National Journal Republican Candidate debate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The debate will be hosted by CBS News and the National Journal. The focus of tonight’s event will be on national security and foreign policy. What to Watch For: Rick Perry will need to have a strong… Read More »

Obama 2012- Analyzing the Early Spin

President Obama is on the campaign trail hot and heavy an astounding 18 months before the 2012 presidential elections. Never before in U.S. history has a sitting U.S. President devoted so much of his working agenda to a reelection campaign this early. This could have a lot to do with the fact that Obama and the… Read More »