Under the pretext of the war on terror, the surveillance state has continued to grow in the years since 9/11. And while claiming a series of checks and balances to give the surveillance state a veneer of credibility, the truth is that — as a recent report shows — the surveillance hawks continue to violate even those scant rules they are supposed to follow.
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The Courage Foundation released a letter on Monday signed by more than 100 free speech activists (including Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden) asking President Donald Trump to drop his administration’s investigation into Julian Assange and his organization WikiLeaks.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a bill decriminalizing the manufacture and owning of firearm suppressors.
The Texas Sovereignty Act would create a committee to review federal acts in order to identify those that are unconstitutional.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a report last year showing how many times federal officials requested the “unmasking” of the names of Americans captured in NSA surveillance for 2015. ODNI reported that 654 Americans had their names “unmasked” in NSA surveillance reports in response to requests from government officials. ODNI is now reporting that the actual number is 2,232.
The White House on May 8 announced that 10 individuals, whose names were soon released, would be nominated by the Trump administration to federal judicial positions.
Berkeley city officials have proven once and for all just how far removed from reality they are by proposing utterly ridiculous ways to respond to the “antifa” — allegedly anti-fascist — protests that have been ravaging the city.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated recently that despite some earlier tough talk, he has no plans to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal.
Touching the heart of his mission at the NRA convention, President Trump also voiced his solid support of the Second Amendment and vowed never to disappoint gun owners.