Republicans Are Blocking Renewal of Commonsense Anti-Terrorism Tools

FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Mary F. Calvert/Reuters)
Our surveillance laws need revision, but this is not the way to do it.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I   wonder if Congressman Andy Biggs (R., Ariz.) has ever heard of Sayyid Nosair. There was a time not that long ago when Nosair was something of a household name, the kind that the Arizona Republican, a strong conservative who cares a great deal about our national security, would know.

Time flies, though, and memories fade. It’s been 30 years since Nosair, a naturalized American citizen and a hardened jihadist, murdered Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane in one of New York City’s most notorious late-20th-century homicides. It has been 25 years since I led a team of prosecutors who convicted Nosair

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