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Sam Sacks

Sam Sacks

Sam Sacks
Sam Sacks is a political commentator and journalist, the last five years spent covering politics in Washington, DC. He worked as a staffer for a member of the US House of Representatives during the 111th Congress, advising on issues ranging from election reform to government oversight to ethics investigations. Upon leaving Capitol Hill before the 2010 elections, he went to work as a senior producer for RT’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann. He was a routine guest on the show, and often filled in as host. He also produced RT’s live Third Party Debate between Dr. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson in November of 2012. And he co-anchored RT’s live election night coverage. Sam has appeared as a guest for RT News and other international networks. He's also contributed to numerous online and print outlets including RT.com, Truthout.org, Alternet.org, and Hustler magazine. Currently, he’s the founder and editor of The DC Sentinel at DCSentinel.com. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamSacks
President Obama’s NSA ‘ruse’ President Obama’s NSA ‘ruse’
We were all looking at the president’s speech the wrong way. January 21, 2014 08:32 23
Obama’s NSA review board proving the cynics right Obama’s NSA review board proving the cynics right
When the US Congress wants to pretend to solve a problem, they create a “Gang of Six” or a “Gang of Eight.” When the White House wants to pretend to solve a problem, they create a panel – or some sort of independent review board. August 27, 2013 20:20 4
Endless war to mass surveillance: The White House effect Endless war to mass surveillance: The White House effect
President Obama defended the spying scandal on his tour of Africa, and was joined by predecessor George W Bush, which highlighted how similar they have become by forgetting campaign promises while occupying the White House. July 03, 2013 11:50 106
NSA overreach: When a system of checks and balances breaks down NSA overreach: When a system of checks and balances breaks down
We know of the NSA’s domestic telecom and internet surveillance programs today not because of the efforts of Congress and esteemed Senators like Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Udall (D-CO), but instead thanks to brave whistleblowers. June 08, 2013 01:29 18
NDAA debate: US programming the war machine NDAA debate: US programming the war machine
This week, four House Armed Services Subcommittees begin their markups of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. And thus begins the debate over how to program the American war machine. May 23, 2013 10:00 7
Good vs. Evil, Boston and Beyond Good vs. Evil, Boston and Beyond
I don’t personally believe in a dark-force permeating around the universe known as “evil.” April 16, 2013 17:47 50
Condemned to Endless War: The Sisyphean US terror policy Condemned to Endless War: The Sisyphean US terror policy
Remember all that talk about leaving Afghanistan in 2014? None of it was serious. March 27, 2013 15:01 48
Gitmo: The national anxiety disorder Gitmo: The national anxiety disorder
Ask the United States why the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is still open, and you’ll see only irrational answers and fear in return. March 22, 2013 15:43 6

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