What more is required to demonstrate the foolish aggressiveness of US officials who consistently overestimate the effectiveness of military action and underestimate the difficulty of international social engineering?
For the Constitution to have meaning and force, the public —including the Congress, the courts, and the press —must be able to establish what the executive branch is doing in our name and with our tax dollars, particularly when it comes to the use —or misuse —of federal surveillance powers.
It would be helpful if those on the left would stop suggesting that everyone on the right is a racist. But it would also be good if those on the right would admit that there are racists and banish them for the good of their cause.
Perhaps the most important objective of the West, individuals, nongovernmental organizations, companies, and governments, should be to promote a continuing flow of information so the Chinese people can better decide on their future.