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Does Jane Harman Care About Anyone But Herself?

Jane Harman hasn’t bothered to speak out against the abusive warrantless wiretapping done routinely against the American people. Today, however, Jane Harman has finally spoken out about warrantless wiretapping – because she says she was the victim. [...]

Well, That Certainly is Change… Obama Completes 180 on FISA

No more illegal wiretapping of American citizens, no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, no more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war, no more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are, and it’s not what [...]

J. Edgar Hoover on Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s not fashionable to do so these days, but I’m asking Americans to use Inauguration Day to look beyond the simplified story that Barack Obama is a living embodiment of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

Conversation in Line for the October 2008 Obama Rally in Columbus: Obama, War and the Surveillance Society

What do you call a resident of Columbus, Ohio? I’ve lived here for three years and I still don’t know. On the radio, they call us “Columbus residents,” but there’s got to be a single word out there. Columbusser? Columbian? Columbusite? Columbusonian? Columbine?

Columbusish? Heck, I’ll just pick one.

Last Friday, October 10, a [...]

Abuse of Spying Powers Targets Your Sexy Talk

The FISA Amendments Act is being used to keep government records on just what American wives are telling their American husbands about just what sexy things they’re going to do for them when the couples are reunited. [...]

When Barack Obama Lost My Vote (And How to Get it Back)

When Barack Obama came to Columbus on February 27, 2008 and I heard him promise to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, he won my vote in the Ohio Primary.

On June 20, 2008, Barack Obama declared his support for H.R. 6304, a bill that enables warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. Barack Obama [...]

Spitzer’s Lesson: Assume You’re Being Watched

The active wiretaps you’re connected to don’t even need to be justified any more, thanks to the Protect America Act. The government doesn’t even make the pretense of seeking a warrant for its spying against American citizens any more. That means that government spies just start listening to phone calls, reading emails, and installing spy software on people’s computers whenever they feel like it, whether there’s a real need in a criminal investigation or not. [...]