A memo issued by President Obama last month that addresses privacy and civil liberties concerns with using drones in domestic airspace takes steps in the right direction, but leaves many questions unanswered.
The government's counterterrorism programs seem to be based on a disproven theory that there are discernible pre-terrorism indicators in everyday behavior, a theory likely to alienate Muslim communities across the U.S.
Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, may regret his filibuster on the USA Freedom Act. McConnell will now face a Republican caucus divided on how far NSA reforms should go when Congress votes on the USA Patriot Act re-authorization next year.
Commercial data brokers are collecting detailed, sometimes inaccurate, information about Americans and selling it to law-enforcement agencies with almost no oversight or regulation. The system needs to be reformed.