Freedom for me, but not for thee

by Andrew Napolitano -- Initially, I was gratified to learn that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was unafraid to take on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) more…

A rivalry of government hackers

by Andrew Napolitano -- The government is caught up in another scandal in which federal agents have been accused of hacking into one another's computers. When the CIA was established in 1947, more…

U.S.-fomented Ukraine revolution 2.0

by Andrew Napolitano -- What happens when the United States government participates meaningfully in toppling foreign governments in the name of spreading democracy? That behavior usually results in unintended consequences and often more…

2 new assaults on American law

by Andrew Napolitano -- In the months since Edward Snowden revealed the nature and extent of the spying the National Security Agency (NSA) has been perpetrating upon Americans and foreigners, some of more…

A lawless president and a sleeping Congress

by Andrew Napolitano -- The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of more…

A new assault on freedom of the press

by Andrew Napolitano -- Last week, a little-noticed clash took place on Capitol Hill involving the fundamental values underlying the First Amendment. The issue was the lawfulness of publishing the secrets that more…

Executive-order tyranny

by Andrew Napolitano -- Can the president legally bypass Congress and rule the government by decree? The answer to the question above is: No. But you wouldn't know that by listening to more…

A sorry state of the union

by Andrew Napolitano -- What if the state of the union is a mess? What if the government spies on all of us all of the time and recognizes no limits to more…

Obama's NSA placebo

by Andrew Napolitano -- When President Obama chose a Friday before a three-day holiday weekend to address a matter as profound as the NSA spying scandal, I suspected he would raise issues more…

The nuns, the president and natural rights

by Andrew Napolitano -- When the framers were putting together the Constitution in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they knew the states would not adopt it without written guarantees that the more…