The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>
The NSA controversy, which continues to develop, has been useful in a lot of ways. It's gotten people talking after a long period of quiet about the surveillance powers of the state -- and whereas the national security state had legions of defenders back in post-9/11 days, in these post-post-9/11 da ... More >>
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 >>
A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet. The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
Electric Six/Living Things Bowery Ballroom Tuesday May 5 Love these guys. Love and indifference are your only real options. "We're back at the Bowery Ballroom after attempting to go to a larger venue," announces thunderous frontman Dick Valentine. "It didn't work out. Now we'll stay here for the ... More >>
Thanks to Bush and Obama, the National Security Agency now knows more about you
Much has been hidden from the new president by the Bush team
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
Backtracking on warrantless surveillance, president still scorns privacy rights.
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.
Arlen Specter and a CIA torture victim know: Only the Oval Office decides what the law is
Crying 'state secrets,' the administration seals the courts to avoid scrutiny
The administration censors internal probe of lawbreaking by the Oval Office and the NSA
The nimble former head of the National Security Agency soft-shoes his way to the CIA
Asked directly by the U.S. Senate, Alberto Gonzales won't say
Bush skips uncomfortable details on wiretap program
Alito vote again raises specter of unchecked White House
NSA whistle-blower wants to tell congress, but they don't have clearance to hear
National Security Agency, not the Times, greatly harms our constitutional privacy
But that Tice guy still can't say a word
Unilateral president exposed in his ignorance of Constitution he's sworn to protect
President gives self excuse not to talk about wiretaps
The NYC subway-bus strike and the slow death of the American pension system
The story is Bush's spying, not the story's messenger
President Bushunawares?trumpets botched case
From Able Danger to Oklahoma City, evidence of domestic intelligence
Russ Tice says the NSA just sent him packing
Intelligence whistleblowers storm Capitol Hill, asking for the right to be heard.
A closer look at an ugly issue
Cyber-libertarians, Technologists, and Congress Wrangle Over Electronic Privacy Issues During Wartime
Finding Documents the Man Wants to Hide
The FBI Is Clueless. Time for the NSA?
'Hacktivists' Try to Short-Circuit the Spooks
Will Groundbreaking New Privacy Software Restore Anonymity to the Net?
NSA fends off house right-wingers, claiming attorney-client privilege
How the U.S. undid UNSCOM through its empire of electronic ears
The Power of the Maine-stream
The U.S.-led ECHELON spy network is eavesdropping on the whole world