Dan Hicks opens the podcast as we recap the mostly negative legacy of Eric Holder as leader of "Justice" Dept.
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--Eric Holder resigns, pending confirmation of his replacement; he did some good things, but lots of long-term damage as head of (obstruction of) Justice Dept.
--ACLU gets copy of infamous Executive Order 12333, basis for NSA surveillance programs
--internal ObamaCo debate over disclosure of evidence derived from illegal surveillance
--Holder “Justice” Dept. seeks to keep hearings about Gitmo force feeding secret, Reprieve lawyer Cori Crider explains
--US and Arab monarchies continue bombing in Syria
--Pando’s Gary Brecher, the War Nerd, notes that just looking at a map of Syria puts the hyped IS threat into perspective
--al Jazeera op-ed by Musa al Gharbi notes that US hawks are giving IS what it wants most: credibility as a major threat
--NY Times asks who blew the intel call on IS, as Obama shifted blame in 60 Minutes interview
--Jakarta Post told me about world oil glut, Saudi cuts to output
--Google and Facebook lead tech exodus from ALEC
--Hong Kong protests continue, riot police use more gas
--new Afghan leader Ghani agrees to 10,000 residual US troops