While die-hard Republicans try to present a unified front in support of President George W. Bush’s evasion of the law and Constitution in ordering nonstop spying on Americans, splits are showing in the GOP ranks.
Federal applications for a special U.S. court to authorize secret
surveillance rose sharply after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and
the panel required changes to the requests at an even greater rate,
government documents show.
The Homeland Security Department, created in response to the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks, has failed to fulfill 33 of its own pledges to
better protect the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by
As I was saying to a fellow peasant just the other day, it is
ironic that this country should rebel against one King George only to
bow down before another monarch of the same name more than 200 years
Big Brotherism is back in the news. The specter of it surfaced in the
last days of the old year and now it’s slopping over into the new. It
is as though we have all fallen into an Orwell and can’t get out.