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Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Government Agencies Foster Unfair Economic Advantages

Alika Parks | Posted 11.09.2013 | Hawaii
Alika Parks

Whether you applaud his efforts in casting a light on the dark inner workings of the uber-secret NSA and their surveillance apparatus, or if you feel that he deserves the special moniker of 'terrorist' for shining such a light, either position glosses over a problematic issue that hasn't been brought up to my knowledge and needs to be addressed, at least to those concerned with some semblance of fair play in our U.S. economy.

The Courts and National Security: A False Hope

Peter H. Schuck | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Peter H. Schuck

The arrest of the Boston Marathon bomber, the new disclosures about NSA surveillance and data mining, and our continuing use of drones to assassinate high-value targets have produced a perfect storm of debate over how best to protect our nation while preserving our civil liberties.

Feds Hunted For NSA Whistleblower Days Before Program Went Public

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. government investigators began an urgent search for Edward Snowden several day...

Russell Brand: It's Time For A Revolution

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

Russell Brand stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday and shared some thoughts on the NSA's leaked domestic surveillance program and the self-outed whistl...

The Scariest NSA-Gate Lesson: 'Private Citizen' Is Now an Oxymoron

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

In 1882, sensing an emerging age of secularism, Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote, "God is dead." History proved him wrong, but although God is not yet dead, something else sure as hell is: Privacy.

'Sweet Land of Privacy?': On Prism and Apathy Regarding Our Privacy Online

Jarrett Hill | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
Jarrett Hill

Now, seven years later, in a day where a large number of Americans check-in online at every location, upload a photo most every meal they consume, and update their statuses for their every thought, I'm exceedingly confident nothing is off-limits.

WATCH: Colbert Bashes NSA Spying

Posted 06.07.2013 | Comedy

On one hand, Stephen Colbert is upset that President Obama's administration is spying on its citizens, like President Bush. On the other hand, Colbert...

Hey America -- 'Can You Hear Me Now?!' Obama, Verizon, and Executive Power Run Amok

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

For years during the Bush administration, many groups fought against the Patriot Act and its illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens. They were horrified by torture and extraordinary renditions. They fought for the sanctity and protection of whistleblowers. Where are these people now?

Matt Sledge

U.S. Wiretapping Agency: We're 'One Of The Most Highly Regulated Entities In The World' | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after the Supreme Court blocked a lawsuit against warrantless wiretapping, the National Security Agency's top lawyer offered a r...

Where Have All the Wiretap Reports Gone?

Susan Landau | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

Providing data in the Wiretap Report is not simply compliance with 40-year-old legislation. That information is what allows us to understand what's true about this highly intrusive and secretive investigative technique and what's not.

TSA: True Safety Averted

Michael Bendetson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

All the American people are asking for is discussion based on empirical evidence, not the ideology of fear. Instead, we've been ignored in favor of high-powered lobbyists.

NYR: Who's In Big Brother's Database?

The New York Review of Books | James Bamford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Bamford The New York Review of Books From the forthcoming November 5th issue The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security A...

Setting the Record Straight on Warrantless Wiretapping Program

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Strong intelligence tools are necessary to keep us secure. But those tools must be transparent to Congress, subject to legal review from the Executive Branch, and fully consistent with the law.

Harman "Disappointed" By NSA Wiretapping She Voted To Allow

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, CQ reported that the NSA had wiretapped Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), listening in on a call in which she apparently offered a quid pro quo to a...

Did NSA Illegally Wiretap A Scholar? Congressional Panel Wants To Know

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional oversight panel plans to ask the National Security Agency to start an investigation into new evidence that the agency il...

FISA: Got Questions, Will (Help) Pay For Answers

Charlie Reina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Reina

We need to know why the president was so hot to do the tele-spying the way they did. Why go outside FISA? Why circumvent a law that already allowed them to tap all they wanted, effectively without restraint?

We Need to Know the Truth About the NSA Spy Program

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

The Bush administration trampled on the Constitution, and we are not doing anything in the FISA bill to provide real accountability. If we vote for this legislation, we are perpetuating a cover-up.

Telecoms And Bush Team Up For Another Drive For Wiretapping Immunity

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether telecommunication utilities should have legal immunity for having helped the National Security Agency conduct eavesdropping without warrants e...

Bush: Give Telecom Firms Immunity For Wiretapping

Associated Press | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Bush said Wednesday that he will not sign a new eavesdropping bill if it does not grant retroactive immunity to U.S. telecommunications comp...