Progressive politics, news & talk hosted by David Waldman

Greg Dworkin catches us up on non-NSA stories like the MA Senate race, confidence in Congress falling to an all-time low, Bloomberg's plan to hold gun safety policy holdouts to account, and a preview of his planned Sunday Kos essays. Then a discussion about gun violence statistics, the question of whether or not suicides by firearms are properly included in those numbers, and a column from Seattle alt weekly The Stranger, "When Domestic Violence Becomes a Mass Shooting." Finally, we had to find our way back to the NSA story, reading (and critiquing) The Guardian's latest from Thomas Drake, another NSA whistleblower, and Elizabeth Goitein in Time on how "Our Antiquated Laws Can't Cope With National Security Leaks," and exploring the contradictions and expected error types built into the system we've concocted to deal with them.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:21pm EST