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Patriot Act Section 215 Deadline Looms: are We Safer Online?

Loretta Sanchez

June 1 brings a looming deadline; section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program of online communications, is up for renewal.  The Patriot Act, crafted hastily in the wake of 9/11, has been renewed every time it’s come up.  There’s a new bill, the USA Freedom Act, designed to…

The Oscars: Best & Worst

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) OK, you can thank me for watching The Academy Awards (with TalkLeft) so you didn’t have to. Here are my thoughts on what happened last night: 1. May we now just refer to 2008 as “The Year of Slumdog Millionaire“? I mean it. Barack Obama was elected President…