Archive for July 25, 2013
If you thought the summer would bring with it a lull in any interesting recent news stories, you thought wrong. There has been no shortage of issues that have captured national attention, from groundbreaking developments to irrelevant non stories that have little real bearing on our lives.
First there was the National Security Agency scandal, in which it was revealed by former CIA official and NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the government had indeed instituted a mass surveillance program that included the tapping of phones owned by millions of Americans. This news brought what had in the past been merely implications of government abuse to the forefront of the public discourse, as such government actions may pose a legitimate threat to Americans 4th Amendment right curtailing search and seizure without just cause.
From that most relevant of interesting news reports, public attention then turned to the human interest news involving the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges