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The Patriot Act is Not Conservativenew

Giving the government unprecedented power is the antithesis of conservatism.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  06-09-2011  |  Commentary

Librarians Who Resisted PATRIOT Act Speak Outnew

Two civil-liberties-loving librarians have been released from their gag order and are ready to talk.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  03-16-2007  |  Civil Liberties

Spying on Big Brothernew

Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI.
The Village Voice  |  Nat Hentoff  |  12-08-2006  |  Civil Liberties

Prosecution or Persecution?new

Facing charges from money laundering to aiding terrorists, local Muslims say they are victims of a government witch hunt
Metroland  |  Chet Hardin  |  09-29-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Weaponizing Datanew

Something changed the Internet forever during the surreal years after 9/11 -- data mining was weaponized.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Annalee Newitz  |  09-06-2006  |  Commentary

Big Brother is Keeping Tabsnew

The latest version of the Patriot Act puts a new strand of red tape in the way of cold med purchasers.
Long Island Press  |  Tim Bolger  |  04-18-2006  |  Civil Liberties

Big Brother is Watchingnew

A letter printed in the Alibi leads to the investigation of local VA nurse Laura Berg for "sedition."
Weekly Alibi  |  Steven Robert Allen  |  02-10-2006  |  Civil Liberties

The Right to Be Left Alonenew

If you think only terrorists have been injured in the "war on terror," think again.
Reno News & Review  |  Editorial  |  01-19-2006  |  Commentary

One Nation, Under Watch

Despite the outcry over civil liberties, the Patriot Act is the law of the land.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Silja JA Talvi  |  08-03-2005  |  Civil Liberties

Bushwhacking Privacynew

The administration has delayed and defused privacy-oversight efforts until Bush's pet projects are in place. By then, any oversight will be beside the point.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  06-06-2005  |  Politics

Blind Sheik's Attorney Speaks of Her Convictionnew

Lynne Stewart, who represented Egyptian sheik Omar Abdel al-Rahman, claims a jury convicted her of "conspiring to conspire" because it was inflamed by the prosecution's focus on the sheik's hatred for Israel.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  05-09-2005  |  Commentary

Leading With Her Heartnew

Manlin Chee, an outspoken immigration lawyer, is in federal prison after she was targeted by an FBI sting operation. Her case raises questions about the fate of those who speak up for immigrants.
INDY Week  |  Barbara Solow  |  05-02-2005  |  Crime & Justice

ACLU Opposes 'Ohio Patriot Act'

Ohio Senate Bill 9 would address matters of national, er, state security such as chemical weapons, money laundering... and lasers.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  03-03-2005  |  Politics

Democrats Lack the Grit to Stop Alberto Gonzalesnew

An inside source says the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will cave in -- after harrumphing for some hours -- and vote to confirm Alberto Gonzales as attorney general.
The Village Voice  |  Nat Hentoff  |  12-15-2004  |  Politics

The Dream Is Lost: Bush Gets Mandate for Theocracynew

Not only did George Bush win, but he captured the presidency by a margin of what now looks like 4 million votes. That's a clear mandate and a big green light for the right wing to push ahead with an ideological program.
The Village Voice  |  James Ridgeway  |  11-03-2004  |  Commentary

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