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Americans are now caught in a security paradox: We expect the
government to protect us, but its responses make us feel even more
insecure.

What does it mean that a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism for singing the lyrics of the Clash's classic "London Calling"?

Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.

What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.

The Dubai Ports flap is bogus, but it's fun to see Democrats and
Republicans frothing in unison. Hysteria has defined the
Bush presidency; now the fearmonger-in-chief is getting a taste of his
own tactics.

A deep planetary insecurity has fostered a rush to build boundaries
around ourselves--psychic green zones--no matter how irrational,
separating white from black or brown, Christian from Muslim, European from Arab.

If we're going to have a society surveilled 24/7, let's begin at the top.

The lockdown strategy has made America less safe. there's a better approach.

This Administration may not know how to rule the world, but it sure can run a ritual.

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Outgoing Colorado Senator Mark Udall promises to fight to the last day “to make sure we keep faith with our founding values.”

November 19, 2014

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