Last week many Americans discovered that their government is spying on them. We are not sure how many of them had a hunch such a thing was happening, though since 9/11, the signing of the Patriot Act, and various government snooping stories, we would guess the number to be very high. Many rightblog ... More >>
Refugee camp, Afghanistan. Photo (cc) Tracy Hunter. One the most disastrous and lasting consequences of the Patriot Act of 2001 and its extremely broad definitions of terrorism has been the impact on people seeking asylum in the United States. We wrote about a pretty extreme case last year, in wh ... More >>
Thanks to Bush and Obama, the National Security Agency now knows more about you
Welcome to America, freedom fighter. Now go stuff yourself.
The new president and Congress need something to help make this America again. They need you.
A missing Queens soldier becomes a journo-political pawn
The war president is finding a less pliant judiciary
No lame duck, Bush has big plans to push through an imperial legacy before he leaves
As our civil liberties disappear, where are the Democrats?
This week in questionable ideas: an INS musical
Backtracking on warrantless surveillance, president still scorns privacy rights.
New Military Commissions Act gives president more power than ever
A 73-year-old judge renews the law, to the anger of the commander in chief
Senate Judiciary Committee chair intent on rescuing Bush from felony charges
A judge who came out of the civil rights movement teaches Bush the Constitution.
The administration censors internal probe of lawbreaking by the Oval Office and the NSA
Asked directly by the U.S. Senate, Alberto Gonzales won't say
Team Bush digs in heels on domestic wiretaps
Plaintive president pleads case for war, wiretapping
President gives self excuse not to talk about wiretaps
Son revisits the sins of the father on America
The son revisits the sins of the father on America
The story is Bush's spying, not the story's messenger
Building walls and fences to keep out Mexicans and Canadians
A serious setback to the Patriot Act, despite the victorious Bush's unstinting support
A Justice Department honcho confesses: 'We are losing the fight for the Patriot Act'
A Bipartisan Groundswell of Rebellion
The General's Stance on Lobbyists, Military School, Patriot Act
The Other Guantánamos
Among the Terminal Ills: Bodies in Wheel Wells
New Yorkers Protest the Attorney General's Tour to Promote the Patriot Act
Intrusion AlertIt's the Government
D.C. Power Lines Start Glowing Orange
Watchdog Color-Codes Government Infringements on Privacy
Senator Schumer Pushes to Make Covert Surveillance Easier
Ground Laid for Historic Presidential Powers Push
NYPD to Bring Nationwide Spying Effort Home
Where Is Our Bill of Rights Defense Committee?
While the Ruins of the World Trade Center Smoldered, the Bush Administration Launched an Assault on the Constitution
Has the Attorney General Been Reading Franz Kafka?
FBI in Libraries and Bookstores
Giving the FBI a Blank Warrant
'Why Should We Care? It's Only the Constitution'
Haste Could Lay Waste to Liberty
Cyber-libertarians, Technologists, and Congress Wrangle Over Electronic Privacy Issues During Wartime