There really is a simple solution to get to the bottom of this. Too bad the politicians aren't brave enough to use it.
1) Send a list of questions to the head of a government department, along with a date, time, and location where the head is to present the answers. Order the head of the department to bring his second in command along for the presentation. 2) If the head of the department fails to show up, or fails to answer the questions, fire the head of the department, and revoke any and all security clearances. Promote the second in command to head of the department. Give the new head of the department the same list, a new date and time, and orders to return with a new second in command of the department. 3) Repeat until either the answers are forthcoming, or the department runs out of personnel.
Copyright law still applies. Back when the statue was commisioned, the city had the option of adding a clause to the contract that would turn the copyright over to the city. The city chose not to do this, so the artist keeps the copyright.
Probably because it's not a criminal offence for a government official to knowingly violate the constitution. at worst, the punishment is a slap on the wrist followed by a fine that the taxpayers have to pay.
Given the pace at which the industry is investing in advanced capabilities, there is no present need to redefine “advanced” capabilities
Of course there's no need to redefine "advanced." The current standard is well in advance of what the ISPs are providing now, and at the rate they're upgrading, it will be a very long time before they catch up to the standard.
It's all part of the government's war on whistleblowers
The police activity has to be kept top secret. After all, if terrorists knew the procedures used by the police, they'd be able to find ways around them. This means that anyone releasing video of police activities is revealing police procedures, and must be treated as a security leak
To start with, Obama CAN'T send in the national guard. That requires a request from the state government, not the federal government. Secondly, the National Guard is a military force, not a police force. They are neither trained, nor equipped to handle civil protests. Most of the protests can be traced to the local police using military tactics to solve a civil problem, the National Guard wouldn't change anything.