Clapper: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls

“I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset, we wouldn’t have had the problem we had.”

Gee, ya’ think?

via Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls – The Daily Beast.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and a double standard over drugs

There are no winners in the illegality of drugs, except the lucky ones who make money from it without getting caught. The only hope is that high-profile casualties such as Hoffman\’s might lead a few legislators to see the damage done by these laws and correct their ways.

via Philip Seymour Hoffman and a double standard over drugs | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | theguardian.com.