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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

A New Assault on Freedom of the Press Feb. 13, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Last week, a little noticed clash took place on Capitol Hill involving the fundamental values underl... 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

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

In the Debate About the NSA, Will Facts Trump Fear? Jan. 17, 2014

David Sirota

In order to have a genuinely constructive debate, data must be compiled, evidence must be amassed an... 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

Free Edward Snowden -- Really? Jan. 05, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

Former CIA Director James Woolsey has pronounced that the proper punishment for National Security Ag... Read More

The Year of Edward Snowden, Criminal and/or Hero Jan. 02, 2014

Daily Editorials

On this last day of 2013, in an apartment in Moscow, living like an "indoor cat" and subsi... 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

With Pope Francis, Time Got It Just Right Dec. 11, 2013

Connie Schultz

In choosing Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, Time magazine dared to commit an almost unthinka... Read More

What if Thanksgiving Exposes the Government? Nov. 28, 2013

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

What if another Thanksgiving Day is upon us and because of the government we have less to be thankfu... Read More