Edward Snowden

The Emerging U.S. Weakness

Aug 14, 2013

Whether directly or tacitly, nations offer signals about their strength, willingness to act, weakness, and appeasement. At the moment the United States is in a state of “preemptive surrender,” a condition manifest by several recent events.

8/14/13 - Panel

Aug 14, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and the Times Union Capital Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
Airlines Merger
Snowden Interview
NSA Cuts Administrators
Sex in College
NYC Mayoral Poll
Goo-goos surveying about changes to JCOPE
Subpoenas to a major real estate developer/Cuomo donor

    Criminal or hero, Edward Snowden has helped jumpstart a national conversation about spying.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is concerned about the government’s surveillance powers.

The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.

For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.