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This just in: Spies spy.

I find President Obama’s admission that he was unaware that the National Security Agency spied on world leaders far more frightening then the NSA actually spying on world leaders. Isn’t that what spies do? Spy on other countries? (Meanwhile stories about the federal government actually abusing its power yield a collective yawn amongst the beltway […]

Theophilus Lillie vs. Big Government

Earlier this month in a commentary for the WSJ, Daniel Henninger wrote, “Except at the far left and right, people believe security is government’s first obligation.” His context was to defend New York City’s stop-and-search measure, as well as the various NSA programs, but with that same argument persons could also defend all kinds of […]

NSA cannot collect content, only metada… oh, nevermind.

Washington Post: President Obama said after the disclosures that NSA domestic activities “do not involve listening to people’s phone calls, do not involve reading the e-mails of U.S. citizens or U.S. residents, absent further action by a federal court, that is entirely consistent with what we would do, for example, in a criminal investigation.” The […]