NSA spying

Obama Giving Up America’s Digital Sovereignty

If Republicans and free speech advocates allow the Obama plan to end the U.S. government relationship with ICANN to go forward it will remove American constitutional protections from what is arguably the last free place on Earth.

Should Obama Be Impeached?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Obama Precedent and defunding the IRS.

NSA Surveillance Divides the GOP

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

A GOP resolution that renounces NSA spying is an extraordinary document. For over a decade, the GOP dismissed civil-libertarian complaints about the War on Terror. Now the RNC is changing its tune to join the anti-spying chorus, but Bushies are pushing back.

Board: NSA Data Sweep Illegal; Program Must End

Fox News and AP Staff

An independent board (The Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board) tasked with reviewing NSA surveillance called for the gov't to end its mass data collection program and purge its files, declaring the program illegal in a major challenge to Obama. 

From Our What Could Go Wrong Department: Self-Replicating Machines To Replace Soldiers With Robots

The notion that creating a factory capable of reproducing itself and producing armed, autonomous drones and robots equals “scientific progress” reminds us all too much of the celebrations of the technical achievements involved in the NSA’s as yet uncharted ability to eavesdrop on virtually any form of communication.

Is Obama's "Reform the NSA" Talk Just Hot Air?

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

Obama is still blaming Bush for his NSA woes (among other things). But it's time that Congress step up and do their job of keeping executive powers in check.

RPaul:We Want Our Freedoms Back!

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

Rand Paul argued that the surveillance state under Obama had grown beyond any reasonable proportions. “Your government responds that there is no expectation of privacy once you consign your records to a third party. Your government applies that the Fourth Amendment applies not at all to your bank records, your Visa bill, your internet searches or emails.

Will Snowden Confirm NSA's Spying on Merkel?

Geir Moulson and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press Berlin

Germany's top security official said he'll find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if Snowden will give details about the NSA's activities and the alleged surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

NSA Violated Court-Ordered Rules

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

The Administration released previously classified documents showing that NSA employees routinely accessed a phone-records database without approval and misled a secret court on their actions.

Big Liar to Investigate NSA

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

James Clapper, the DNI who lied when he testified about snooping on the American public, will investigate NSA spying. Outraged yet?

Justin Amash's Revolution

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

The Michigan Repub’s unlikely coalition almost defies the NSA—and the Washington establishment.