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More Spying and More Lying May. 04, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Late last week, President Donald Trump told CBS News that domestic surveillance of American citizens... Read More

Prying Provokes Privacy Protection May. 14, 2014

Jacob Sullum

A year before most of us knew that the National Security Agency was routinely collecting our phone r... Read More

A Government Admission of Wrongdoing Apr. 10, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Last week, National Intelligence Director Gen. James R. Clapper sent a brief letter to Sen. Ron Wyde... Read More

Sunlight Slays Secret Snooping Apr. 02, 2014

Jacob Sullum

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee last July, Deputy Attorney General James Cole explai... Read More

Probable Cause Mar. 27, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing t... Read More

An Unconscionable Silence Feb. 20, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of e... Read More

Mass Surveillance Proves Pointless Jan. 19, 2014

Steve Chapman

In times of war and national emergency, it's sometimes necessary to sacrifice civil liberties to sec... Read More

Fear and Freedom Jan. 18, 2014

Susan Estrich

The day after 9/11, I called one of my friends and said we should write a "quickie" book o... Read More

Spying on Congress Jan. 09, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Happy New Year. Just when you thought the NSA spying scandal couldn't get any worse, it has. Last w... Read More

Almost Orwellian Dec. 19, 2013

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"Almost Orwellian" — that's the description a federal judge gave earlier this week t... Read More

Excusing Abuses of Power Dec. 19, 2013

Steve Chapman

If you're part of the U.S. national security apparatus and you torture someone to death during an in... Read More

Are You Consenting to Surveillance Right Now? Dec. 18, 2013

Jacob Sullum

After her purse was snatched in 1976, Patricia McDonough began receiving threatening phone calls fro... Read More

The Judge and the NSA Dec. 18, 2013

Susan Estrich

I suspect the NSA may have thought they got lucky when one of the first post-Edward Snowden cases to... Read More

A Conspiracy So Vast Dec. 12, 2013

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Readers of this page are well aware of the revelations during the past six months of spying by the N... Read More

The CIA and the NYPD Are Worrisome Bedfellows Sep. 05, 2011

Daily Editorials

An extensive relationship between the Central Intelligence Agency and the New York Police Department... Read More