On Monday, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden beamed himself into a packed room at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, telling the crowd he broke the law to expose NSA spying because "the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale." Snowden shouldn't have gotten a hearing, insisted an irate Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)—his "only apparent qualification is his willingness to steal from his own government." Gene Healy recalls a similar situation forty-three years ago, when an unlikely band of antiwar activists calling themselves "The Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI" broke into a bureau branch office, making off with reams of classified documents and exposing a secret, unconstitutional war against American citizens.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Minneapolis police said George Floyd died after he "appeared to be suffering medical distress."
Indiana is still fighting to keep Tyson Timbs' SUV seven years after it first seized the car, but for now, it's back in Timbs' driveway.
County Threatens Fines, Demands Expensive Alterations From Arizona Couple Hosting Free Yoga Classes and Potlucks on Their Property
Joshua and Emily Killeen are suing Yavapai County, Arizona, for what they claim are unconstitutional restrictions on their ability to advertise their business and host events on their rural property.
Will they keep it in mind even if Joe Biden becomes president?