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Going from Gray to a Rainbow in Istanbul

As you may know, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has over the past few years been instituting policies that restrict civil liberties in Turkey, that prevent the Turkish people from freely assembling to air their grievances, and that have thereby fomented further resistance by free-minded people there.

Over the past year in Turkey, anti-authoritarian [...]

Obama vs. Obama on the "Choice" Between Security and Freedom

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on December 15, 2005, proposing reforms to the Patriot Act:

“A few years before I even arrived in the Senate, I began hearing concerns from people of every background and political leaning that this law, the very purpose of which was to protect us, was also threatening to violate [...]

Starting Today, the President Can Search Your Home, Your Car, and Your Office Unchecked. The FISA Amendments Act is the Law.

Earlier today President George W. Bush signed H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act, into law. That makes today the date of enactment for the FISA Amendments Act and according to the text of the bill itself, the day of enactment is also the day the bill goes into effect as law.

That means that as [...]