Civil Liberties

  • Timothy Edgar on Story in the Public Square

    Timothy Edgar on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: February 10-11, 2018 When Patrick Henry stood up in the Virginia House of Burgesses and said, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” he crystallized for all time the critical tension between security of the state and the desire of all people to breathe free. Guest, Timothy Edgar, has worked to help resolve those tensions at the National Security Agency and in the White House of President Barack … Read More

  • Photograph of the front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Picks of the Week: Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill is a Starting Point, not the Finish Line

    The Problems Experts and Privacy Advocates Have with the Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill | Forbes Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill Despite Privacy Fear | The Washington Post Ex-NSA Chief Warns of Cyberspace Dangers | U.S. News and World Report   Last week, the bipartisan and long-anticipated Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)—a bill designed to bring together the departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security in their efforts to combat cyber crime and to … Read More

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an MQ-1 Predator!

    Drones and American Society Over the last decade, drones have risen in the skies over America’s wars, along our borders, and now—increasingly—across our land.  What are the implications for our civil liberties of a surveillance—and even strike—capability that is persistent and growing?  Does the President have the authority to strike U.S. citizens with a drone?  Are there ethical implications for drone warfare? Join us for a provocative lunchtime discussion. Lunch is … Read More