Response to Week 11 – Paid Family Leave is No Pipe Dream

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/paid-family-leave-is-no-pipe-dream/2015/10/15/bc317c46-7377-11e5-9cbb-790369643cf9_story.html In Catherine Rampell’s article “Paid Family Leave is No Pipe Dream” (2015), she reasons that paid vacation time to attend to family matters is feasible in the United States and may be on the horizon. Two Deviant Phrases “Feminazi” = This is a real thing! It means any radical feminist. I assumed it meant […]

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RESPONSE TO WEEK 10 – BATTLE AGAINST NSA SPYING IN COURTROOM 18

http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/battle-against-nsa-spying-in-courtroom-18/ In Larry Klayman’s article “Battle Against NSA Spying in Courtroom 18” (2015), he demands that justice is upheld in current court cases involving the unconstitutional spying the NSA participates in.  Two Deviant Phrases “Law of the Case” = This legal term means that if two cases with similar premises are presented, they should (normally) result in […]

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Response to Week 9 – The Impact of Spying on the US Economy

http://diginomica.com/2015/10/02/its-time-for-the-us-cloud-industry-to-stand-up-to-europes-un-safe-harbor-bullies/#.Vg9d2_lViko In Stuart Lauchlan’s article “It’s Time for the US Cloud Industry to Stand Up to Europe’s un-Safe Harbor Bullies” (2015), he suggests that new data policies in Europe similar to those of the NSA will impact American companies worldwide.  Two Deviant Phrases “Safe Harbor” = This means defining an action as not breaking a […]

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RESPONSE TO WEEK 8 – Wikipedia’s Lawsuit Against NSA Internet Vacuum Has First Day in Court

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/09/25/wikipedias-lawsuit-against-nsa-internet-vacuum-has-first-day-in-court In Steve Nelson’s article “Wikipedia’s Lawsuit Against NSA Internet Vacuum Has First Day In Court” (2015), he argues that the lawsuit against the NSA for its surveillance practices will be a difficult undertaking until more facts are released.  Two Deviant Phrases “Rule from the Bench” = This is an actual legal term! First seen […]

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Response to Week 7 – Congress Wants to Allow Europeans to Sue US Over Spying. What’s Next?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0918/Congress-wants-to-allow-Europeans-to-sue-US-over-spying.-What-s-next In Max Lewontin‘s article “Congress Wants to Allow Europeans to Sue US Over Spying. What’s Next?” (2015), he implies that Congress passing the Judicial Redress Act will trigger lawsuits from European citizens who were spied upon.  Two Deviant Phrases “Umbrella Agreement” = This refers to one overarching idea that has several sub-categories that fall under it. […]

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Response to Week 6 – UK Government is Working with NASA to Track Drones

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/16/nasa-and-uk-government-drone-control In Cara McGoogan’s article “UK Government is Working With NASA to Track Drones” (2015), she implies that the US’ use of drones is evolving and we are now collaborating with the British to expand drone operations.  Two Deviant Phrases “Aerial systems traffic management” = Usually, this means air traffic control at airports but the article […]

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RESPONSES TO WEEK 5 – NSA SURVEILLANCE BILL PASSES AFTER WEEKS-LONG SHOWDOWN

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/02/politics/senate-usa-freedom-act-vote-patriot-act-nsa/ (Crucial Update made on September 7, 2015) In Jeremy Diamond’s article “NSA Surveillance Bill Passes After Weeks-Long Shutdown” (2015), he suggests that ending the NSA surveillance program will restore human rights that were formerly violated.  Two Deviant Phrases “Defense Hawk” = This is a real political term! It means politicians who favor defense in […]

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