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.
With all eyes on ISIS, concerns about Syria’s chemical weapons program have faded from public view. But recent confirmation of the use of chlorine gas shows that the work to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is far from over.
The latest Snowden leak revealing the NSA's surveillance of five American Muslims raises new questions about whether the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can be trusted to serve as a bulwark against government overreach.