By Anthony Gregory | Friday July 29, 2016 at 12:11 PM PST | Comments Off on Politics and American Surveillance
Editor: Today is the publication date of the Independent Institute’s newest book, American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment, by Anthony Gregory (Research Fellow, Independent Institute). Published for Independent by the University of Wisconsin Press, this widely acclaimed new book traces the history of government surveillance in the U.S. that transcends party divides,...
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Tags: Barack Obama, Big Brother, CIA, civil libertarian, Constitution, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, FBI, Fourth Amendment, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, intelligence agencies, J. Edgar Hoover, NSA, Privacy, Surveillance, Theodore Roosevelt, USA PATRIOT Act, Vladimir Putin, warrantless wiretapping, whistleblower, Woodrow Wilson
By Mary Theroux | Thursday March 18, 2010 at 9:41 PM PST | 9 Comments
FIRST Truman went to war against Korea without Congress, and I didn’t speak up because the communists had to be stopped. THEN Clinton passed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, and I didn’t speak up because innocent people don’t need habeas corpus. THEN Bush passed the USA PATRIOT Act, and I...
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Tags: American History, Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, Civil Liberties, Clinton, Constitution, George W. Bush, Habeas Corpus, Korean War, Liberty, Morality, Natural Law, Obama, Pastor Niemöller, Presidential Power, Robert Higgs, Supreme Court, Truman, USA PATRIOT Act, Utilitarianism, War
By Mary Theroux | Friday February 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM PST | 8 Comments
I saw a huge new billboard in San Francisco the other day—part of the $350 million ad campaign supporting this year’s $14 billion Census—picturing an American Indian in full regalia against a black background, apparently in the process of worshiping the sky, with the stylized text “Tell your story.” If he’s wise, he might...
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Tags: Arab-American, California Census Research Data Centers, Census, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Franklin Roosevelt, Goldman School of Public Policy, Henry Brady, Homeland Security, internment camp, Japanese-American, Personal Liberty, Presidential Power, Privacy, Propaganda, Racism, renditioning, Second War Powers Act, surveilance, Surveillance, Trent Lott, USA PATRIOT Act, War, War Department, WW II