June 11th, 2013

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The 'One-Way Ratchet' of Executive Power: Was Cheney Right About Obama?

The 'One-Way Ratchet' of Executive Power: Was Cheney Right About Obama?

The sad truth, which Dick Cheney seems to have understood, and which Obama the candidate may have underestimated, is that the accumulation of executive power is, to borrow a phrase from Charlie Savage, of the , a “one-way ratchet.” Particularly when it comes to national security, Presidential author...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 11 Jun 2013, 17:34

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Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere

Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere

London, 1772. I have been asked by my superiors to give a brief demonstration of the surprising effectiveness of even the simplest techniques of the newfangled Social Networke Analysis in the pursuit of those who would seek to undermine the liberty enjoyed by His Majesty’s subjects. This is in conne...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 11 Jun 2013, 18:00

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Clapper v. Amnesty International USA - Post-Decision SCOTUScast Publications The Federalist...

Clapper v. Amnesty International USA - Post-Decision SCOTUScast Publications The Federalist...

On February 26, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International. The Court held that US groups and individuals who contend that Congress’s 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act violate a number of constitutional provisions do not have standing to s...

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 11 Jun 2013, 20:20

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