When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy. The image is still powerful, isn't it? So are the anger, and the memories. Most Americans don't just
The phrase is used by people who want to justify a policy without having to prove that it's legal and prudent. "America is a nation at war." That notion is often invoked to defend the NSA surveillance
A privacy scholar explains the recent news about government surveillance. In the past two days, the press has provided unprecedented revelations of how pervasive the secret surveillance state has become.
More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils. Few Americans believe all of that to be so. Combining the people who didn't trust Bush and the ones don't