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Opinion: Snowden’s revelations sparked critical debate


Tomorrow night in Helena, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana will host a free advance screening of Oliver Stone’s new film, “Snowden,” at the Myrna Loy Center. Most people have heard of Edward Snowden, but few understand how his disclosures sparked a critical global debate about freedom of expression, privacy, secrecy and the proper limits of government surveillance. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Senior High grad talks of ‘freaking awesome’ NSA job


On the Sunday when the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden was launched, Jon Darby walked into work thinking that U.S. intelligence knew right where Bin Laden was. But he wouldn’t have bet his salary on it, he said here Wednesday, much less his presidency. President Obama’s decision to launch the raid in the face of uncertainty was typical of the tough calls U.S. policy makers have to make with limited and possibly faulty intelligence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Many Charlie Hebdos in U.S. history


Asked about Monty Python’s sometimes offensive humor, John Cleese once replied, “There are some people one rather wishes to offend.”

Quite so. In the same way, there also are people one would prefer not to offend, at least not without good cause. (more…) Continue Reading →

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