Is This Election About Democracy, Or Not?

The New York Times reports that the Biden administration is asking a secret court to reapprove its mass surveillance powers for a full year, rather than accepting key statutory reforms that would meaningfully limit its ability to spy on Americans without a warrant. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), a leading reformer, fired back: “A broad bipartisan, […]


“Terrorism” Is The Wrong Lens For The Capitol Attacks

Congressional leaders have devised a legislative response to the Capitol insurrection. What’s wrong with it? The bill now before Congress, H. R. 350, aims to “authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require […]