Dan Chmielewski

A Letter to the President on FISA

From the Speaker’s Office: “…in the remote possibility that a new terrorist organization emerges that we have never previously identified, the NSA could use existing authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor those communications…In an emergency, NSA or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may begin surveillance immediately, and a FISA Court…

Cowardly Republicans Walk Out

While its being reported that Republicans walked out of Congres during a vote on the FISA Bill, Rep. Wexler of Florida told the Randi Rhodes program that the wlkout actually occured during a vote to hold Harriet Myers and Josh Bolton in comtempt of Congress. Rep. John Campbell says changing FISA laws will make us…

Senate Bans Torture Including Waterboarding; McCain Voted Against It

You’d think someone like John McCain, who underway years of brutal torture by his captors in North Vietnam, would understand how cruel and inhumane the practice of torture is.  The US Senate, with a 51-45 vote, has banned the CIA from using Torture and Waterboarding, when interrogating terrorist suspects.  Senator McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential…

Republican Party Intolerance of Other Points of View within Their Own Party

As Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama race towards the Democratic nomination, on matters of policy and position, the differences between the two are merely superficial.  Gender, ethnicity, age.  That’s about it. This common vision for what the future of America should be is one of the reasons Democrats are swamping Republicans at the polls…