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Archives for Andrew P. Napolitano - Commentary

A Government Admission of Wrongdoing

Last week, National Intelligence Director Gen. James R. Clapper sent a brief letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in which he admitted that agents of the National Security Agency (NSA) have been reading inn ...

Probable Cause

Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more specific than the Fourth Amendment. The linchpin of that specificity is the requ ...

A Rivalry of Government Hackers

The government is caught up in another scandal in which federal agents have been accused of hacking into one another's computers. When the CIA was established in 1947, Congress and President Truman were concerned that it might not confine itself to s ...

New Assaults on American Law

In the months since Edward Snowden revealed the nature and extent of the spying that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been perpetrating upon Americans and foreigners, some of the NSA's most troublesome behavior has not been a part of the public ...

An Unconscionable Silence

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been ...

A Sorry State of the Union

What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to its spying? What if its appetite for acquiring personal knowledge about all Americans is insatiable? What if the governmen ...

The Nuns and the President

When the Framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the new central government would respect natural rights. The supporters of the Cons ...

Spying on Congress

Happy New Year. Just when you thought the NSA spying scandal couldn't get any worse, it has. Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Administration (NSA), and asked plainly whether the N ...

Napolitano: Almost Orwellian

"Almost Orwellian" -- that's the description a federal judge gave earlier this week to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million cellphones in the United States. In the first meaningful and jurisdictionally ...

A Conspiracy So Vast

Readers of this page are well aware of the revelations during the past six months of spying by the National Security Agency (NSA). Edward Snowden, a former employee of an NSA vendor, risked his life and liberty to inform us of a governmental conspira ...


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  • "Sadly, the US has become the most irresponsible nation on Earth with its immigration policies that accept the unskilled, uneducated..." Comment by middleground
    Posted in The High Cost of Liberalism
  • "And until Congress grows a backbone, they will do nothing to challenge him, which, incidentally, is how we got where..." Comment by thedove
    Posted in Unmasking the Imperial Presidency

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