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Do Crises Foster Authoritarianism?

Times of uncertainty and fear often provide the opportunities for authoritarian governments to consolidate their powers. Reasonable people can disagree about whether particular emergency powers are worth the risks they entail, but we all should recognize the risks.

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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.