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When the UK Presidency suggested to the EU that telecoms service providers and ISPs should be forced to retain information about the telephone calls you make and the sites you visit might help the recording industry fish for file-sharing networks, DR

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Birch Blog

Joe Foss is a 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner, born and raised in South Dakota. Ahmad A. Ahmad is a 22-year-old Jordanian native who has lived in the U.S. legally for twelve years. Each of them can describe, from personal experience, the cultivated

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by Tom Rose (LewRockwell.com)

The orientation and underlying concept of police enforcement in America have, indeed, been changing, but changing so quietly as to be hardly noticeable except by a few careful observers. The traditional orientation of police enforcement has been loca

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Associated Press

On a busy night at the New York Players Club in upper Manhattan, vice squad officers wearing bulletproof vests and raid jackets dealt the underground poker scene a losing hand.

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by Jacon Hornberger (FFF)

What does it actually mean to be free, and what is the legitimate role of government in a free society? Our Founding Fathers brought into existence the most unusual society in history. No income taxation, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare

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Boston Globe

Capping another tough week for President Bush and top Republicans in Congress, a bipartisan backlash yesterday forced congressional leaders to shelve a bill to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire at the end of the year.

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Associated Press

The mayor called for better police record-keeping and training after a newspaper reported that officers stopped and frisked citizens thousands of times but reported only 11 such stops to state authorities in the past year.

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Reuters

Chinese authorities have arrested a priest and 10 seminarians from that nation's underground Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Yang Jianwei and the seminarians were detained Nov. 12 in Xushui City. 6 of the seminarians were later released, but Yang

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Washington Post

House and Senate negotiators struck a tentative deal on the expiring Patriot Act that would curb FBI subpoena power and require the Justice Department to more fully report its secret requests for information about ordinary people, according to offici

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by Andy Borowitz

In what some legal scholars are calling a crucial test of a controversial provision of the Patriot Act, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) was named an enemy combatant today and transferred to the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba.

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Washington Post

As the Senate prepared to vote Thursday to abolish the writ of habeas corpus, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl were railing about lawyers like me. Filing lawsuits on behalf of the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Terrorists! Kyl must have said the word

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World Tribune

The Chinese government last week issued new guidelines that seek to limit the use of cell phones for text messaging. It is illegal to send short text messages that can have “massive influence.”Chinese leaders fear text messaging could be used for pro

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