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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.

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

The quest for homeland security is heading, in ad hoc fashion, toward the quasi militarization of everyday life.

To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one--it's a matter of national security.

Travel agents booking international flights may have to issue a new
warning to their customers: Changing planes in the United States could
be hazardous to your health.

Nation interns march in New York City and Washington, DC.

He's an intriguing moral bellwether, Nathaniel Heatwole.

The President claims he is doing everything he can to protect us. But
he's not.

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