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by Nat Hentoff (The Washington Times)

My respect continues to increase for the conservative defenders of our most fundamental liberties."Because of the War on Terrorism, America may be on the verge of becoming a national security state." The Justice Department has failed to dis

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by Jacob Hornblower (FFF)

With his bird-flu plan, Bush has subtly reminded Americans that despite all the imperfections the federal government is still their daddy, that watches over them and takes care of them with such programs as retirement, health care, job security, educ

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Washington Post

The Connecticut case affords a rare glimpse of an exponentially growing practice of domestic surveillance under the USA Patriot Act, which marked its fourth anniversary on Oct. 26. "National security letters," created in the 1970s for espio

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Agence France Presse

Amnesty denounces the proposals to increase police powers of detention and make a new offense of the glorification of terrorism, called them "ill-conceived and dangerous", amounting to an attack on "the independence of the judiciary an

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Reuters

Blair insists police need the 90-day holding period because of the difficulty in building a case against terrorism suspects. Ian Blair, head of London's Metropolitan Police, said the force needed greater powers to cope with "a new reality

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Agence France Presse

In their quest for profits, Western companies are selling press muzzling equipment to China, censoring their search engines or blog tools and even passing on information that may help reveal the identity of journalists critical of Beijing, media free

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by Michael S. Rozeff (LRC)

The rulers of the United States rule over far more than you and me. They control and strongly influence many foreign rulers of dependent satellite countries. This extended rule makes our Presidents the powerful emperors of a vast Empire.

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Associated Press

Privacy and technology groups asked the federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that expands wiretapping laws to cover Internet calls — or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

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East Valley Tribune

Parents in the Paradise Valley Unified School District will soon have a new tool to keep their children drug free. Parents may sign up their child for random drug testing funded through the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

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Scottsdale Republic

Replacing police with cameras is a swell idea, no matter how much it costs the taxpayers, how many rear ending accidents it causes or how many lawsuits the city faces. The politicians are doing something about a problem, and making lots of money doi

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Harper's Magazine

Knowing the source of this piece makes it all the more disturbing. It is not every day that the editor of a respected national magazine publishes an essay claiming that America is not on the road to becoming, but ALREADY IS, a fascist state.... or wo

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A call by President George W. Bush for Congress to give him the power to use the military in law enforcement roles in the event of a bird flu pandemic has been criticized as akin to introducing martial law.

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Charlton Heston (1923 - 2005)

Our right to privacy — one of our most fundamental rights as free people — is being followed and photographed, scanned and screened, patterned and profiled, cataloged and cross-referenced, compiled in databases and combed for clues to future behavior

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George W. Bush is a natural born liar. He lied us into a war, and now he is lying to keep us there. In his Oct. 6 self-congratulatory speech at that neoconservative shrine the National Endowment for Democracy, the president of the United States said: