Shahid Buttar

A revolution came to Washington in the wee hours of Saturday morning, just after the stroke of midnight. After 15 years of congressional deference to mass surveillance, Congress finally took action—ironically, by failing to take action—and ... more

May 27, 2015 5:15 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Over the past two weeks, the news cycle has obsessively focused on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, his psychology, and most recently, his whereabouts. Lost in this emphasis is the original focus on the real criminals at the NSA, and across the ... more

Jun 25, 2013 3:00 PM Dispatches

The tenth anniversary of the Patriot Act shows the dangerous erosion of civil liberties. more

Oct 25, 2011 12:22 PM Dispatches