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Yes, The FBI Is America’s Secret Police

Authored by James Bovard via TheHill.com, Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America's secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald […]

Democracy Vs. Liberty: Trump Fails To Understand The Founders, As Have All Presidents Since Wilson

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In the aftermath of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson set out to make the world safe for democracy. Since then, U.S. Presidents have marched to the drumbeat of Wilsonian idealism. Indeed, most U.S. foreign policy is carried out under […]

17 AGs File Supreme Court Brief Opposing Trump Immigration Ban

Shortly after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Trump’s “revised” travel ban in a largely moot decision as the White House already had appealed to the Supreme Court, moments ago 17 Attorneys General led by NY AG Eric Schneiderman, announced they are filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in opposition to […]

When Mother Jones Was Investigated For Spreading “Kremlin Disinformation”

Authored by Mark Ames via ExiledOnline.com, Mother Jones recently announced it’s “redoubling our Russia reporting”—in the words of editor Clara Jeffery. Ain’t that rich. What passes for “Russia reporting” at Mother Jones is mostly just glorified InfoWars paranoia for progressive marks — a cataract of xenophobic conspiracy theories about inscrutable Russian barbarians hellbent on subverting […]

President Obama Sought NSA Intel On 1000s Of Americans During The 2016 Election

Authored by John Solomon via Circa.com, During his final year in office, President Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports across government with the unredacted names of U.S. residents in the midst of a divisive 2016 presidential election. The data, made available […]

Connecticut Set To Become First State To Allow Deadly Police Drones

Connecticut could become the first US state to allow police to use drones equipped with deadly weapons if a bill opposed by civil libertarians becomes law. The bill, which was approved overwhelmingly by the state legislature’s judiciary committee on Wednesday, would ban so-called weaponized drones in the state but exempts police and other agencies involved […]

Congress Poised To Obliterate Broadband Privacy Rules

Authored by Lauren McCauley via TheAntiMedia.org,  Privacy advocates on Monday are urging Americans to call their elected officials, warning that there are only 24 hours left to “save online privacy rules” before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a measure that would allow major telecom companies to collect user data and auction it off […]

ACLU Launches National ‘Resistance’ Training

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump. A month ago Kellyanne Conway pointed out the media's role in "emboldening" violent protesters (in this case at […]

Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases

In response to the 'paralysis' facing immigration courts, dealing with over 500,000 pending cases, President Trump is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters. As the Associated Press points out, there are 58 immigration courts in 27 states around the country […]

Spygate: America’s Political Police Vs. Donald J. Trump

Via Justin Raimondo of AntiWar.com, Everyone is suddenly talking about the Deep State – the configuration of spy agencies, career bureaucrats, and overseas spooks whose murky omnipresence has been brought to light by President Trump’s contention that he was “wiretapped” by his predecessor. With his usual imprecision, Trump managed to confuse the issue by ascribing […]