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The real reason the federal government hides surveillance programs

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Want to see how secrecy is corrosive to democracy? Look no further than a series of explosive investigations by various news organizations this week...   Read More

Another Illegal War in the Middle East

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Saudi Arabia has commenced military operations against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement in Yemen…. Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir cloaked the role of...   Read More

Congress won’t protect us from the surveillance state – they’ll enhance it

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The same Senator who warned the public about the NSA’s mass surveillance pre-Snowden said this week that the Obama administration is still keeping more...   Read More

The CIA and America’s Presidents

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Many people still think of the CIA as an agency designed to help American presidents make informed decisions about matters outside the United States....   Read More

Our Condolences, Afghanistan

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An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: $11,000. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: $15,000. A controlled detonation broke eight...   Read More

You May Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ But You Still Have Something to Fear

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In the wake of recent news that the NSA is spying on Americans, I have been particularly struck by the argument that “if you’ve...   Read More

FBI’s Data Mining Needs Scrutiny, Too

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We recently learned that the National Security Agency has a database with the records of almost every phone call made in the U.S. To address public...   Read More

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

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Only Martians, by now, are unaware of the phone and online data scooped upby the National Security Agency (though if it turns out that they are aware, ...   Read More

Where Did Our ‘Inalienable Rights’ Go?

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NOW that we sense the magnitude of our government’s effort to track Americans’ telephone and Internet transactions, the issue finally and fully before us...   Read More

The Naked Empire

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Certainly Edward Snowden’s crime is one of public relations. In this day and age, power ain’t just jackboots, tanks and missiles. What he did...   Read More