August 1, 2013
The confirmation of Byron Todd Jones to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms director should concern the American people as it demonstrates the complete abdication by Senate Republicans of their advice and consent responsibility.
Growth today is a fraction of what it ought to be, and nobody should be gloating about the 1.7 percent growth of GDP estimated for the second quarter.
New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D) and forty members of Congress believe the sea levels are rising, that a panel should be created to determine what should be done, and, of course, to throw billions of dollars at a problem that does not exist.
In spite of denials by officials that the NSA is not aggregating the content of communications, agency analysts can easily "search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals," reports the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald.