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  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program targeting the private phone calls and email messages of millions of ordinary Americans. The act, originally passed in 2001 following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, is set to expire at the end of June unless Congress reauthorizes it. That has given lawmakers a window of opportunity to add more robust checks and balances to the law that will ensure Americans' privacy rights are protected. We urge them to take advantage of it.
  • Officials: Body scanner helps find heroin in woman's groin

    Police say a body scanner helped discover a hidden bag of heroin hidden after a Maryland woman was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop. WBAL-TV ( reports 23-year-old Brittany Ann Sapp, of Hagerstown, was arrested...

    Christie says he's ready to move past bridge scandal

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he's moving on from the bridge scandal that has badly tarnished his presidential prospects and is done apologizing for the actions of his former allies. Christie was wrapping up a town hall event at Fury'...

    Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism

    Restoring sanity on fighting terrorism
    One lesson of American history is that in times of war or crisis, American presidents, lawmakers and citizens often lose their minds. Another lesson is that they eventually regain their senses. When it comes to national security in the age of terrorism,...

    Noah Feldman: Court vindicates Snowden, says no to secret laws

    Noah Feldman: Court vindicates Snowden, says no to secret laws
    In a major vindication for Edward Snowden — and a blow for the national security policy pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike — the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's metadata...