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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

What if Secrecy Trumps the Constitution? Apr. 03, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all A... 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

New Assaults on American Law Feb. 27, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

In the months since Edward Snowden revealed the nature and extent of the spying that the National Se... 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

Presidential Placebo Jan. 23, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

When President Obama chose a Friday before a three-day holiday weekend to address a matter as profou... Read More

Obama's Privacy Epiphany Jan. 22, 2014

Jacob Sullum

Last June, after news reports revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) was surreptitiously c... Read More

Are Two Hops Enough? Jan. 22, 2014

Susan Estrich

Or do we really need three? And why are we announcing to the world what calls we won't be monitorin... 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