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81st Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Characterize Probable Cause as a Burden to be Bypassed

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution is very clear about what the United States government has to have in order to search through and seize the property, papers and personal effects of people under its jurisdiction. The government has to demonstrate probable cause:

Amendment IV. The right of the people to be secure in their [...]

Warrantless Wiretapping: Then and Now, Bush and Obama, Feingold and Holder, Illegal or Illegal? (With Transcript)

When reading today’s revelations in the New York Times regarding U.S. government warrantless wiretapping programs, it is crucial that you pay attention to time and tense. Wired Magazine botches the job when it comes to describing a program code named Pinwale. Wired says:

The database, codenamed Pinwale, allows NSA analysts to search through and read [...]

Maine Clergy Articulate Case for Same-Sex Marriage and the Separation of Church and State

Many citizens have stepped up to the mike today before a legislative committee hearing in Augusta, Maine, making cases for and against LD 1020, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. I have been most impressed by the words of Reverend Mark Worth and Rabbi Hillel Katzir. You can read the entire transcript [...]

Finally, an Attorney General Against Cruelty and Inhumanity

We have had years of Attorney Generals who won’t answer the question, “Is Waterboarding an act of torture?” Now Attorney General nominee Eric Holder has come out and said what is obvious: “Waterboarding is Torture.”

In further confirmation testimony yesterday on the treatment of prisoners, Eric Holder responded to a question about other interrogation techniques [...]

FBI Director Wants To Surveill ALL Internet Traffic Without a Warrant. And then comes the “Pre-Emption” part.

CNET has done a public service by focusing its attention on the testimony of FBI Director Robert Mueller before the House Intelligence Committee on April 23, 2008. No major newspaper or television news network has broken the following news.

Mueller’s testimony began with an admission to Republican congressman Darrell Issa that he already can watch [...]