A fascinating New York Times investigation was published yesterday and fleshes out the “driving while black” meme about racial profiling with systematic data. In the four states in which car search data is systematically, tracked, the Times reports that black drivers are stopped disproportionately often,
In a statement on January 26 2011, House Judiciary Chair Lamar Smith declared that the extension of Patriot Act surveillance powers is necessary to stop terrorists: The intelligence and law enforcement communities that are responsible for preventing terrorist attacks need to know that the tools
Over the next two weeks there will be three days of protest that are notable in a number of ways: They’re not your mother’s standard rally or march. The old 1960s form of protest is tried and true and bland and overdone and so regularized
Over the past few days, I’ve been looking at “Tea Party” organizations across America and finding (link | link | link | link) two components of the movement sitting so oddly side by side. On the one hand, Tea Party leaders cry loudly about their
Now that the FISA Amendments Act has been passed by both houses of the Democratic-controlled Congress and signed by President George W. Bush into law, a president’s administration can physically search or electronically spy on anyone, inside or outside the United States, doing anything, for
A full rebuttal, point by point, of Barack Obama’s latest justification of his support for the FISA Amendments Act. Barack Obama’s statement is completely inadequate, and confirms our worst fears about the FISA Amendments Act.
Consider the text of the FISA Amendments Act that the Associated Press article doesn’t actually include. The “emergencies” that the Associated Press refers to are not classic states of emergency. Rather, they are only declarations by the Attorney General of the United States that some unnamed person in some unnamed place might come to some unspecified kind of harm if the spying doesn’t take place.
Only 15 minutes total have been provided for any dissenters against H.R. 6304 in the Congress to identify problems with the bill. Only 7 minutes of those are left for dissent to occur. With so few minutes left for dissent, here is part of your