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The Intercept Keeps Up with Leaked NSA Documents

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By Terrah Baker “The short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden … Their long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.” After the exposure of the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA’S) communication filtering and collection capabilities and…

Political Pollution

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By Rachel Birdsell “They think that somehow they know more about climate change than the very community that does nothing but study the climate.” Is anyone besides me thinking about how much of a sexy beast Bill Nye has been lately? Okay, maybe he’s only a sexy beast if you’re into skinny, geeky scientists who…

J. William Fulbright: Can an Empire Change Its Attitude?

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If you previously knew anything about J. William Fulbright, it was probably of his educational exchange program, one of the world’s most admired peacemaking innovations. One proposed exchange, as recounted in his last book, The Price of Empire, never began. In the early 1970s Fulbright approached the Soviets to apply part of their World War…