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Do High-Profile Terrorism Arrests Actually Help the Islamic State?

Every time government officials make noise about how the Islamic State is threatening a series of deadly attacks on American soil, it only adds to that group's notoriety.
Ramzi Kassem
5.27.15
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American Conservatives Are Using the Paris Shooting to Call for More War on Terror

In the wake of the attack, leading Republicans bashed Prsident Obama for being soft on national security.
Grace Wyler
1.9.15
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It's a Big Day in Court for Privacy and Surveillance

Privacy advocates are asking a judge to rule that NSA internet data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment without deciding what that means for the future of the program.
Joseph Bien-Kahn
12.19.14
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Is Congress Finally Going to Reform the NSA?

More than a year after Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of the NSA's mass surveillance programs, the Senate is finally voting on a bill to curb the agency's sweeping spying powers.
CJ Ciaramella
11.18.14
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Who Wins When Cops Wear Cameras?

This summer from hell has put out-of-control policing front and center in the American conversation.
Matt Taylor
9.8.14
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The Hopelessly Romantic Republican Who Wants to Rein In NSA Spying

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who disappeared for a week to visit his Argentine lover, is trying to chip away at the modern surveillance state.
Matt Taylor
6.5.14
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Why Do Local Governments Want to Treat Ice Cream Men Like Criminals?

Thanks to American paranoia, many ice cream truck drivers are getting fingerprinted.
Charles Davis
4.30.14