Whistleblowers Necessary for a Free Press

In a well-orchestrated effort to get ahead of the story, this week the Obama administration released a trove of secret information about domestic spying and the rules of how the domestic phone records may be accessed and used by intelligence analysts. And yesterday, the president met with congressional leaders to … Continue reading

Is Edward Snowden the Only American Who Remembers the Words of the 4th Amendment?

This week an unusual bipartisan effort from 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats almost succeeded in an attempt to cut off funding for the NSA’s collection of phone data by 205 “yes” to 217 “no” votes. But the movement to curb the NSA’s secret power over American citizens has now spread … Continue reading

Your Friendly Neighborhood Totalitarian State

by Walter Brasch  It makes no difference if Edward Snowden, who had fled to Hong Kong and revealed that the American government was spying upon American citizens, is a traitor or a hero. Intelligence agencies from China, Russia, England, Israel, and maybe even Lichtenstein, probably already know that the National … Continue reading