It's enough to make you miss 1984.
Our expensive, illegal, and invasive spy program isn't even helpful for stopping terrorism.
Our emails are being tapped, our phone messages tracked, our cell phone locations mapped, and our license plates photographed.
The National Security Agency and our Department of Homeland Security want to squelch parody that pokes fun at them.
Our spymaster-in-chief wants to deny the media the freedom to report on Big Brother's surveillance.
On October 26, we're staging the nation's biggest domestic protest yet against mass surveillance.
Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.
How much of our privacy and how many of our constitutional rights are we willing to give up to protect this country from violent attack?