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March 23, 2014 – Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd talk sports, NCAA, unions, Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden. No Culture of Truth.

This week Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) released the “End Bulk Collection Act of 2014”, which would end bulk collection of data related to electronic communications. 


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Marcy writes extensively about Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden.

On universities, sports and unions

http://www.thenation.com/blog/179042/northwestern-university-football-union-and-ncaas-death-spiral#

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/3/27/5551014/college-football-players-union-northwestern-nlrb

 

On Sen. Ron Wyden (OR)

http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/03/30/ron-wyden-refusing-to-play-prosecutor-says-we-need-to-ban-dragnet-collection-of-purchase-records/

 

Marcy Wheeler — Investigative journalist, working primarily on national security and civil liberties, Marcy regularly breaks stories – on emptywheel.net, The Next Hurrah, Firedoglake and The Guardian – related to use of illegal detention and interrogation by the US Government.  Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy is the definitive work on the Scooter Libby trial. 

http://www.emptywheel.net/

Jay Ackroyd produces Virtually Speaking, hosts Virtually Speaking with Jay Acroyd and moderates Virtually Speaking Sundays. He posts on Eschaton.

The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman