Whereas the Constitution was once the rule of law, we have entered a phase in our nation's life where the government largely operates above the law. The activities of the FBI are a perfect illustration of this.
Reform of the international monetary system is wide-ranging and complex. Global debate is only just starting. But we must all recognize that this is not something academic or abstract. We need concrete ideas.
While the entire picture of government surveillance and investigative tactics online isn't clear, pieces of the broader story have surfaced, helping citizens better understand what may happen to their personal information on the Internet.
After months of inaction and hundreds of millions in taxpayer money handed over to defense giant Boeing Co., federal officials have chosen to give up on a troubled border surveillance initiative known as the "virtual fence."
Suspicious activity isn't a new legal phenomenon, but it has created a new stream of intelligence and sensitive personal information for the government to collect without absolute clarity about what should be considered genuinely suspicious.
Next week won't be any different from last week or the week before, because of the sad truth that nothing taking place on Election Day will limit this country's emerging police state. Are you willing to be a gadfly?
A defense mega-contractor recently unveiled another expensive product for keeping the nation safe: a remote detection device to catch would-be border crossers. And if all of this is starting to sound familiar, it should.