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Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

Surveillance cameras near U.S.Capitol

The Snowden revelations have vindicated The Nation and the ACLU. When will the government correct the record and stop the abuses?

NSA

There will be no need to kill a future Edward Snowden. He will already be dead.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

Angela Merkel

Americans are justifiably upset about the NSA’s sweeping domestic surveillance. But we should be just as concerned about spying on foreigners.

NSA Director Keith Alexander

In a world without privacy, there are no exemptions for our spies.

Blogs

Solitary Watch reports that eight to nine prisoners are taking part in the strike, held at the federal government’s highest-security prison.

February 27, 2014

A federal ruling reveals a wrongly checked box landed Rahinah Ibrahim on the TSA's no-fly list.

February 7, 2014

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy doesn't want its music to be used "as a weapon."

February 5, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014

“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights.”

January 24, 2014

The main difference between the Church Committee’s investigations of 1975–76 and the discussion of NSA spying now is that back then, the spooks stopped the abuses themselves.

January 17, 2014

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Mayor de Blasio inherits an intelligence apparatus that has spied on Muslims, infiltrated protest groups and created a huge electronic surveillance network.

January 17, 2014

It sounds far-fetched, but the US has a history of high-level snooping.

October 29, 2013

Activists want a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs.

October 25, 2013