Googling Laptops of Death

/
emptywheel
Remember that story the other day, about some State Department analyst googling Iranians so John Bolton and Robert "16 Words" Joseph would have someone to sanction? Well, I just saw atArms Control Wonk that the program they want to sanction…

A Quiz for Lawmakers

/
/
emptywheel
Jeff Stein tells us that the rising Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Silvestre Reyes, doesn't know whether Al Qaeda and Hezbollah are predominantly made up of Shiite or Sunni Muslims. Well, the BCIS has decided to revamp the test required of applicants for citizenship. So I think we, the blogosphere, should put together our own new test--fifty questions a legislator should be able to answer correctly before he or she

CIPA Fun

/
emptywheel
Jeff has kindly sent over Judge Walton's November 15 CIPA ruling (4MB), which was declassified and released Friday. This is the ruling the one that Fitzgerald is appealing. Walton lays out his ruling carefully. There are two kinds of information at issue: (a) information supporting Libby's argument that he is so important that he can't be expected to remember the details of the covert spy's lives he has ruined, and (b) information
image_print