published Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Tweets of the Week

Glenn Greenwald, columnist for the Guardian who uncovered the National Security Agency surveillance scandal

@GGreenwald

The real story isn't just the spying itself: it's that we have this massive, ubiquitous surveillance State, operating in total secrecy

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Reason Magazine

@Reason

Department of Justice Could Go After Glenn Greenwald Over NSA Leak; What About Leon Panetta?

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Radley Balko, author of the forthcoming book "Rise of the Warrior Cop"

@RadleyBalko

No terrorist attacks = "See? All these powers we've claimed are keeping you safe." New terrorist attack = "This is why we need more powers."

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

@Sen. Rand Paul

"Americans fought a Revolution in part over the right to be free from unreasonable searches..." -- Sen. Obama 2006

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Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

@xor

It's becoming VERY alarming how often "The President has spent a lot of time thinking about this." is a substitute for real oversight.

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Dana Loesch, talk radio host and political commentator

@DLoesch

"Bush was so bad I'm going to take his programs, expand them, and make them creepier and less accountable!" -- Hulk Bush Obama

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Dan Whisenhunt, Associate editor at Reporter Newspapers

@D Whisenhunt

U.S. govt can quickly access our private info at all times, but we must use time-consuming FOIA requests to obtain info about government.

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Timothy P. Carney. Senior Political Columnist at the Washington Examiner

@TPCarney

It was thoughtful of Holder to text me when he noticed I hadn't yet called my dad on his birthday.

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