Tag Archives: Freedom

What Miranda v. Arizona Can Teach Us about Intelligence Dragnets in the Age of Terror

Recently, I spent some time listening to the oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS, of course!) from the 1960s. Specifically, I was listening to the Miranda v. Arizona case from 1965. You know the one: as a … Continue reading

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Day 22: Praha (reflecting on music and freedom)

Today’s breakfast rolls were still warm when we returned from the corner store, at which we faced no excitement to match that of our last visit. The overheads in the shop deposited “The Hustle” into my brain – it will … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: Hero and Traitor?

It seems odd but predictable that no one in the mainstream has yet floated the idea that Edward Snowden could be both traitor and hero simultaneously. The headlines all ask: “Is Snowden a Hero or a Traitor?” or some variation … Continue reading

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In Defense of Obstruction and Delay

In March of 2013, Americans were reminded of a little used, but of late oft-threatened, quirk of political procedure in the American Senate. Rand Paul (R-KY) reached into his senators’ toolkit and pulled out the filibuster. He spoke for over … Continue reading

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