Glenn Greenwald, columnist for the Guardian who uncovered the National Security Agency surveillance scandal
The real story isn't just the spying itself: it's that we have this massive, ubiquitous surveillance State, operating in total secrecy
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Radley Balko, author of the forthcoming book "Rise of the Warrior Cop"
No terrorist attacks = "See? All these powers we've claimed are keeping you safe." New terrorist attack = "This is why we need more powers."
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
@Sen. Rand Paul
"Americans fought a Revolution in part over the right to be free from unreasonable searches..." -- Sen. Obama 2006
Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
It's becoming VERY alarming how often "The President has spent a lot of time thinking about this." is a substitute for real oversight.
Dana Loesch, talk radio host and political commentator
"Bush was so bad I'm going to take his programs, expand them, and make them creepier and less accountable!" -- Hulk Bush Obama
Dan Whisenhunt, Associate editor at Reporter Newspapers
U.S. govt can quickly access our private info at all times, but we must use time-consuming FOIA requests to obtain info about government.
Timothy P. Carney. Senior Political Columnist at the Washington Examiner
It was thoughtful of Holder to text me when he noticed I hadn't yet called my dad on his birthday.