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Lawmaker wants to block police use of federal metadata searches

PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information federal agents obtained without warrants, despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

We deserve the truth about NSA surveillance

I don't believe government officials when they say the National Security Agency's surveillance programs do not invade our privacy. The record suggests that you shouldn't believe them, either.

July 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Snowden report reroutes Bolivian leader

VIENNA, Austria - The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was aboard, Bolivian officials said.

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Why Congress should end NSA phone snooping

From the evidence so far, there's no good reason to let the National Security Agency continue its massively intrusive practice of logging our private phone calls. Congress should pull the plug.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

David Fitzsimmons: Privacy, Prism, phone records: making (non)sense of NSA data-gathering

Edward Snowden looks like the kid behind the counter at Starbucks eyeing me right now. The one who wants to know what I'm writing on my laptop. Call me paranoid but I side with national security on this one. And if you do call me, remember the National Security Agency put a trace on it.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

So, Mr. Obama, does NSA pose a 'false choice' or not?

Thirty-five years ago in United States v. Choate, the courts ruled that the Postal Service may record "mail cover," i.e., what's written on the outside of an envelope - the addresses of sender and receiver.

June 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Partisans, bullies infest the regulatory state

As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into his campaign to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman. Salvi studied for…

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Our freedoms will die with a whimper, not a bang

It will not be with guns. If ever tyranny overtakes this land of the sometimes free and home of the intermittently brave, it probably won't, contrary to the fever dreams of gun-rights extremists, involve jackbooted government thugs rappelling down from black helicopters. Rather, it will invo…

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: I spy

Fitz Blog: I spy

     For me the NSA leaker story is not a story about privacy rights or the war on terror. It’s a much bigger story. It’s the story of how remarkably far-reaching our amazing economic recovery has been. High school dropouts are now earning $200,000 a year and vacationing in 5-star hotels in …

June 11, 2013 11:00 amLoading…

Letters to the editor

Teachers are heroes who serve and protect

June 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gov't interpretation of security powers is all-important

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

June 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Source is identified in leaks of US gov't surveillance programs

WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

June 09, 2013 9:45 pmLoading…

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