This bill would make only incremental improvements. The disclosures of the last two years make clear that we need wholesale reform.
There is a strong argument for ending these programs on the basis of their high cost and lack of effectiveness alone. But they actually do damage to our society.
Thanks to this contrived ultimatum, Congress can go a step further and do what should have been done a long time ago: dismantle this wasteful, invasive, secretive agency once and for all.
The federal government is uniquely positioned to create a centralized repository of all drivers’ movements across the country — and the DEA seems to be moving toward doing just that.
The Charlie Hebdo attack was a strike against free speech. So why is the response more surveillance?
The speed at which politicians praised free speech out of one side of their mouths, while moving to curtail rights out of the other, has been quite breathtaking.
Newly revealed mass surveillance program by the US government is "inexcusable," says ACLU
It’s pretty telling that the government considers Constitutionally mandated court oversight of surveillance as “judicial interference”, isn’t it?
Terror as the preeminent danger to our American world now courses through the societal bloodstream, helped along by regular infusions of fear from the usual panic-meisters.