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Could Malaysia Air Flight 370 have been hacked?

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Some researchers claim that an airplane’s internal control systems (SCADA) are potentially hackable.
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Crimea is “Putin’s Iraq”

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The lesson of Iraq was that in the modern era, invading a country is easy — but occupation is hard, and costly.
KIEV, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2014: Euromaidan protesters rest and strengthen their barricades on Hrushevskoho Street, after another night of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. snames / Shutterstock.com

Ukraine rejects its own president and Vladimir Putin

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The big loser in Ukraine is Russia, though the US isn’t far behind.
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Welcome to the Chris Christie Super Subpoena Bowl!

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“The crowd is much thinner than expected today. Seems someone closed two-thirds of the stadium turnstiles.”
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Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because of their own projection

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Conservatives accuse liberals of fascism because that is the type of politician too many Republicans want to be.
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What if Chris Christie’s Bridgegate wasn’t about revenge, but rather money?

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Everyone is talking about “revenge,” but what if Bridgegate was actually about money?
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NSA meta-data collection unconstitutional, court rules

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A federal court ruling that an NSA wiretap program is unconstitutional has huge implications.
During the worst of Hurricane Katrina, George Bush celebrated John McCain's birthday in California, Aug. 29, 2005.

The Obamacare Web site is not Obama’s Katrina

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1,833 people didn’t die when the Obamacare web site glitched, and it didn’t cost the American people $100 bn.
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Is the NSA ready to adopt (and adapt to) its real mission?

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The NSA must protect US and allied information systems from attack. All other concerns are secondary.
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The NSA has betrayed the Internet

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In the past we would work with the NSA to help keep American/western data safe. Now, they’re the bad guys.
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