Who’s Afraid of the Patriot Act?

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted down a proposal to renew three expiring parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, only to reverse course a few days later. Tuesday’s vote ...
Politics & Policy

Targeted Killings

Last month, the news that Obama’s CIA director, Leon Panetta, had canceled a Bush-era plan to slay key al-Qaeda figures unleashed a firestorm. Details about the so-called “assassination” scheme remain ...
Politics & Policy

Run for the Border

When you fly home from an overseas trip, can officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comb through your laptop computer in search of evidence that you’ve committed a ...