At one time, points out Steve Chapman, Barack Obama ran against an incumbent president who championed the surveillance state—but then announced that he was more trustworthy than his predecessor to exercise such powers. The fact that Obama trusted himself with these powers is ample reason the rest of us shouldn't. Now, the president finally said he wants to finally put domestic phone records collection under tighter control than before. It's about time.
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The FBI Seized Heirlooms, Coins, and Cash From Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes in Beverly Hills, Despite Knowing 'Some' Belonged to 'Honest Citizens'
Victims of the FBI's constitutionally dubious raid say they've been told to come forward and identify themselves if they want their stuff back.
Want to keep wearing a mask yourself? That's fine. Want to force fully vaccinated people to join you? The science doesn't support that.
He's on Montana's Sex Offender Registry for Consensual Gay Sex—and the State Wants To Keep Him There
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