Though vastly different, both think more highly of their own judgment than any law.
The president's decision to arm the rebels in Syria is yet another betrayal of the anti-war liberals who helped elect him.
Wisconsin voters replaced the civil-liberties champion with an ostensibly Tea Party senator -- who doesn't seem to care about government snooping.
The president and his underlings, "given a chance to paralyze opposition by practicing secrecy and deception, will use that power."
Just exposing classified information doesn't always lead to prosecution. Just ask high-ranking Obama and Bush Administration officials.
The distinctive malice of al-Qaeda and its allies doesn't change the fact that we need to make rational choices in a world of limited resources.
If you think of them as people, rather than abstractions, you're more likely to conclude, "no one."
Some secrets cannot be kept from the people if our system of government is to remain legitimate.
The pervasive surveillance state isn't inevitable unless we give up on opposing it.
The 29-year-old's law-breaking undermines the American system far less than what Barack Obama and Congress have done.
Yes, America has done lots of wonderful things. No, that doesn't mean it is incapable of doing very bad things.
The phrase is used by people who want to justify a policy without having to prove that it's legal and prudent.
When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy.
The danger of creating data sets that would permit a foreign government or non-state actor to wreak havoc on Americans.
The national-security state is removing important moral and strategic policy questions that face our polity from the realm of democratic debate.
More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils.
When the White House says it values debate on balancing civil liberties and national security, it's being disingenuous.
An author of the controversial legislation keeps defending it -- even though he's felt betrayed by related abuses three times.
Martin Bashir likens criticism of the IRS to shouting the n-word at a black president.
The surveillance state couldn't have grown this invasive without widespread negligence by citizens.