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Can You Trust the President, Congress or the Courts to Protect Your Privacy Rights?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Do we allow the government liberal powers to control and spy on all electronic communications flowing through the United States? Can we trust the government not to abuse its privileges and respect our privacy rights?

Michael McAuliff

Ex-Admiral: Indefinite Detention Is A Win For Terrorists | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that Congress will likely pass this week allowing indefinite detentions of Americans by the U.S. military will mark a signific...

America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's particularly telling that two such seemingly disparate groups of politicians -- liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans -- took less than a week to find consensus on upending the rule of law and radically extending the government's power.

Heckuva' Job, Brownie. Get Over It.

Michael D. Brown | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver
Michael D. Brown

Some say that I blame the victims of Hurricane Katrina for something, never stating what I blame them for, but intimating that they were at fault for something. Let me make clearthat the federal government had no authority to evacuate New Orleans.

Putting the Posse Comitatus, or Not, in PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina there was criticism of private security contractors for being used as guards for various communities and facilit...

Pentagon Plans To Keep 20,000 Troops Inside US To Bolster Domestic Security

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nucl...