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Edward Snowden Is A Hero

“I don’t see myself as a hero,” says Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the secret of the U.S. military’s massive spying against the American people.

I disagree. Snowden was an insider, and he was comfortably rewarded for going with the flow. He had a home in Hawaii. He earned about $200,000 per year. All [...]

This Liberal Says Obama Must Resign Over Telephone Spying Abuses

Barack Obama must resign, and Congress must repeal the FISA Amendments Act. Then, a special independent commission must be given the power to investigate and reveal the full extent of abusive government search and seizure under the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. [...]

Supreme Court Approves Massive Government DNA Scans

DNA is not just a brief marker of identity. It is a powerful tool that belongs to the person it has encoded. It is therefore not at all a reasonable thing for the police, or any other government agency, to seize, to hold and to use in perpetuity. [...]

What To Freak Out About And What To Ignore In Govt. Surveillance Of Fox News Reporter

Today, political writers across America are freaking out about the news that the Obama Administration conducted surveillance of Fox news reporter James Rosen, upon suspicion that Rosen was involved in a criminal leak of classified information. Over at Salon, Natasha Lennard breathlessly wrote that, “In the case of Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, [...]

Obama Administration Seized Journalists' Private Phone Records

Barack Obama has authorized the seizure of huge numbers of telephone records from journalists reporting on the Obama Administration’s activities. [...]

EPIC Joins Movement To Resist Border Patrol Surveillance Of People Inside The USA

Evidence has emerged that the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has expanded its powers of search far beyond the reasonable, specific and concrete work of scrutinizing people crossing the borders of the United States. [...]

Obama Says Americans Expect The Government To Track Them Everywhere They Drive

President Obama has sent lawyers from the Department of Justice to argue in court that the federal government should have the right to place GPS tracking devices on the cars of as many Americans as it wants, without getting a search warrant. [...]

Only 5% Of Police Departments Say They Don’t Track Cell Phones

There are 200 responses to their survey so far, and out of those 200, only 10 law enforcement agencies told the ACLU that they do not track cell phones. What’s more, most of those police departments and county and state law enforcement agencies that do track cell phones report obtaining search warrants to do so only in a minority of cases. [...]

Strip Search The Supreme Court!

Justice Kennedy says that it’s a good idea for people falsely accused of non-criminal, nonviolent offenses to be repeatedly strip searched, because those people might just happen to be, as a matter of coincidence, violent criminal masterminds. Well, I say that there is just as much likelihood that a Supreme Court Justice is a secret violent criminal mastermind. I suggest that all lawyers and judges entering the U.S. Supreme Court to argue or hear a case be strip searched, to see if they are carrying weapons or illegal drugs. [...]

Is Homeland Security Immune From Lawsuits When It Violates Our Rights?

Homeland Security contends that it has the right to grope us, to scan out bodies, and to search our bags without any suspicion that we’re involved in criminal activity. But, for Homeland Security to be held accountable to the law is outrageous unreasonable, Janet Napolitano and John Pistole say. [...]

David Dreier Disrespects Liberty, Justice and All That

This week in Congress, David Dreier said that defense is more important than liberty and justice. There is no clearer sign that the time has come for David Dreier to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives. [...]