The chief justice appointed everyone on the FISA court. It would make him look bad if they got big questions wrong.
A former State Department lawyer has his doubts, and a famous cartoonist predicts jury nullification.
General Keith B. Alexander, its leader, sought unprecedented access to financial-industry computers. He hasn't gotten it yet.
Relax! When have federal employees or contractors ever violated anyone's rights?
Michael Bloomberg, Rand Paul, and the double standard governing what makes a politician racially suspect.
A skeptical look at a subculture where late marriage makes it seem rational to substitute hookups for dating.
Can Anya Sapozhnikova, an aerial acrobat, find the 30-foot-high ceilings she needs to make her art and her living?
The answer: an amnesty, which won't make anyone commensurately worse off
The most myopic libertarians and the damage they do to the movement
The star of TV's Webster introduced him, and the comedian joked about giving George H.W. Bush a cookie.
His dissent in a 1989 case stated that "today's decision will reduce the privacy all citizens may enjoy." And so it has.
One patriot's contribution to the effort to better guard national-security secrets. Names are named.
The laughable plan: train millions of federal workers to psychologically profile all their coworkers
In 2006, Russ Feingold anticipated exactly how the government would stretch, exploit, and abuse vague language -- and was derided for it.
The hip-hop artist and actor agreed to try it out on film for the human-rights group Reprieve.
Their lukewarm defense of civil liberties is more bewildering than outright rejection.
Can you guess what word he used most in his annual State of the Union addresses?
The former drug czar warns that if we legalize pot, it might lead to kids getting scholarships. Would that really be so bad?
The President of the Council on Foreign Relations says yes. The head of the Woodrow Wilson center says no.