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A Chance to Fix FISA

The FISA reauthorization bill qualifies as a promising start, but falls fall short of the fiery rhetoric we’ve heard lately about the need to overhaul the system.

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Hacking the Appointments Clause

By appointing Matthew Whitaker acting head of the Department of Justice the White House has drawn a convenient roadmap for circumventing a constitutional safeguard that seems ripe for further exploitation.

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Why Is NSA Deleting Call Records?

NSA’s recent collection of “Call Detail Records” seems like a genuine mistake, but it should make us skeptical of the wisdom of relying on intelligence tools that require this kind of large scale data collection.

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When Corruption Is a Job Perk

Police departments that want to demonstrate they’re serious about the principle of equality under the law shouldn’t be debating how “get out of jail free” cards an average cop gets to hand out; they should be scrapping them entirely.