This post originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website on Sept. 10. Five new groups—including civil-rights lawyers, medical-privacy advocates and Jewish social-justice activists—have joined a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) against the National Security Agency (NSA) over the unconstitutional collection of bulk telephone call records. With today’s amended complaint, EFF now […]
There was a noticeable absence Wednesday from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Tim Scott, the Nation’s only black Senator. Speakers at the event included Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), Martin Luther King III, MSNBC host Al Sharpton, along with Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and […]
Attorney General Eric Holder and Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are two men most Americans don’t expect to see mentioned in the same sentence unless there is a rhetorical battle underway. But a recent Justice Department announcement could change that.
The American narrative is quickly changing. There have long been criminality and degeneracy within our government and the corporate cartels surrounding it, but what we are witnessing today is the final step in the metamorphosis that is totalitarianism. The last stage accelerates when the average citizen is not just complicit in the deeds of devils, but when he becomes a devil himself.
For some time, millions of Federal dollars and decommissioned military equipment have been falling into the hands of local police departments through grant deals which serve two purposes: Giving local cops cool toys like tanks and riot gear to test out on small time criminals and putting local law enforcement agencies in the back pocket of Federal agencies.
According to Libertarian Party officials, American distaste for the Nation’s mainstream political parties is beginning to show in a way that has the potential to change American politics over the next several years. At a Libertarian National Committee meeting last weekend, the Party announced that the number of people requesting information about running for political office as Libertarians in upcoming elections has doubled.
The American Civil Liberties Union released a report Wednesday indicating that American law enforcement largely considers simply traveling in an automobile reason enough to track American citizens and log their movements.
House Judiciary Committee lawmakers grilled top Obama Administration officials Wednesday over National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations that the agency collects American communications data in bulk. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole testified before a bipartisan group of lawmakers, reasserting the Administration’s claim that the NSA’s tactics “achieve the right balance” between protecting American […]
Many States have had longstanding policies that allow police to obtain a warrant to forcibly draw the blood of people suspected of drunk driving if they refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test. While many Americans likely support efforts to convict drunk drivers, a recent report from Fox 5 Atlanta illustrates just how intrusive the […]
It’s not just Americans who are concerned about the U.S. government’s secret spying programs. An international coalition of nonprofit organizations focused on civil liberties abuses sent a letter to Congress Tuesday urging lawmakers to protect the privacy of U.S. citizens, as well as those of people everywhere. The coalition also expressed concern over information-sharing between […]