Violation of civil rights is not making us safer: Since 9/11, America has dramatically undermined basic civil liberties in the name of “safety” and “security.” There’s a host of problems with this myopic approach, but perhaps the most glaring one is that “there is no evidence that any of it made Americans safer.” So why do our leaders, like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, continually call for greater surveillance? Do they know this is a hapless attempt at keeping their nation safe, but understand that the masses think it’s worthwhile? Or are they overly worried about domestic terrorism and its impact upon their legacy? 7 out of 10 Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump: That’s…something. California overtakes France to become sixth largest economy: ‘This is the result of both good growth in California and exchange-rate movements of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies,’ said Irena Asmundson, chief economist in the California Department of Finance. The religious right’s crocodile tears over Orlando: These scumbags have zero shame and a dubious sense of morality. Makes me sick.