The Death of Operation TIPS

Volunteer Spying Corps Dismissed

In announcing Barr's appointment, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said that "it indicates that the ACLU has no permanent friends and no permanent allies, just permanent values."

Meanwhile, as described by Robert O'Harrow Jr. in the November 12 Washington Post, the emblem in Admiral Poindexter's Total Information Awareness office is a variation on the great seal of the United States: "An eye looms over a pyramid and appears to scan the world. The motto reads: Scientia Est Potentia, or 'knowledge is power.' "

But we citizens have power, too.

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