The recent history of the Espionage Act shows how the statute has often been used as a political tool by both Republicans and Democrats.
Many of the fights over robotics will occur in the cultural and economic arenas, but there are also certain policy battles that must be pursued.
There must be a societal recognition that there are some “innovations” that are anathema to a stable society, and result in uncontrollable risk.
Although self-driving car development is advancing rapidly, society has yet to seriously grapple with its consequences.
Records recently obtained from the FBI provide a detailed glimpse into how government surveillance and leftist politics interfaced over a 60-year period.
We stand today at the brink of a major transformation in our relationship to the technology that we’ve created.
After years of low-profile growth, this trend received national media attention during the events in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this year.
Past experience has shown that the actual outcomes of such events — both in terms of realized public revenues and collateral costs — can differ significantly from boosters’ claims.
Sunshine Week is held in the hope that the public continues to believe in — and thereby demand — accountability through public access to government records.
To be most effective, policymakers should adopt a three-part framework to deal with mass surveillance issues.
Once an aspiration of de facto authoritarian regimes, mass surveillance techniques have been spreading to democratic nations, often under the rubric of counterterrorism.
What is clear from the application of other rights-based case law is that the Second Amendment must have substance, but at the same time it is not limitless.
Government entities – particularly those at the federal level – have been resistant to public-record requests about some of the weightiest drone-related matters.
Despite an unbroken string of victories against its political foes, it is fair to ask whether the Affordable Care Act may yet succumb to its most daunting adversary – itself.
Our governing document has grown to look less like a constitution — full of broad and enduring principles — and more like a legislative code book, full of mutable detail.
President Obama’s base is, for the most part, unaware that their standard-bearer is operating under some of the same assumptions as George W. Bush.