Former Defense Secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta disagreed this week on whether President Obama should launch a military strike against Syria. The ex-Pentagon chiefs agreed, however, that the president does not need authorization from Congress to take that action — despite the fact that the U.S. Constitution delegates to Congress the power to declare war.

Despite placing all Americans under constant surveillance, the federal government has failed to deliver the security it promised in exchange for liberty.

A new Texas law restricting drone use leaves exemptions for military and law-enforcement drones.

In an editorial, the Los Angeles Times called nullification unconstitutional and said it was based on "imaginary authority."

On Tuesday the U.S. government's secret surveillance court declassified and released a decision defending the practice of the National Security Agency in collecting billions of phone call records every day. 

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