Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. He accused the Trump Administration of diving America stating “for them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure — by your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size.” Watch his full remarks.

A panel of experts from TechFreedom, the ACLU, R Street, and the US Naval Academy discuss Section 702, the controversial warrantless mass-surveillance provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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Foreign Policy Explained, Ep. 1: Government Surveillance: We’re Being Watched (video): Is government surveillance of private citizens ever justified? Prof. Abby Hall Blanco from the University of Tampa explains the history of spying by the American government on its own and foreign citizens.

Should You Be Afraid of the NSA? (video): Cindy Cohn and Ronald Sievert share their opposing views on the threat of NSA Surveillance.

Edward Snowden: Surveillance Is about Power (video): NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says government surveillance is taking away our privacy AND our security.

TRANSCRIPT: For a full transcript please visit: http://www.learnliberty.org/videos/what-is-section-702/

“Featuring General Michael Hayden (former director of CIA and NSA) and Barton Gellman (participant in the Edward Snowden surveillance leaks) debate at American University about the balance between security and liberty, government and free press.
Filmed by Ford Fischer”

Can the Right Trust Trump?

Listening to talk radio hosts question whether they can trust Trump or not over immigration is hilarious. No. You can’t. That’s what most of the world has been saying since 2015.

It is a dangerous prospect for the republic if a large portion of our well-armed society grows disenfranchised by the last politician they will ever trust.

This meeting caused many on the right to look at the “dealmaker” with side-eye.

“In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

James O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled “AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.” The book will be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 16, 2018.”

Much is made of Trump’s war on journalists. People seem to forget that Obama jailed more reporter’s sources than any President combined. While Bush and Obama had a horrendous record on journalism, I thought it was interesting that Michael Wolff praised the Trump administration for their openness towards the press in his book Fire and Fury. James Risen was one of those reporters that stood up to those two administrations, and he details his fight in this interview with the Intercept. The full interview can be heard here.

Investigative journalist James Risen fought hard to get classified information published at The New York Times, where editors were quite willing to cooperate with the government. In this video, Intercepted host Jeremy Scahill speaks to Risen about his yearslong battle with the Department of Justice — spanning both the Bush and the Obama administrations — as well as his struggles with his own editors at the New York Times. Read Risen’s article: https://interc.pt/2Cx81Zx.

In an exclusive interview on TODAY, Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury,” says that “I absolutely spoke to the president” despite President Trump’s claims that he never spoke to Wolff. He stands by the book, including the account that Trump has a childish need for immediate gratification and frequently repeats himself: “He does not read and does not listen.” He adds: “I will quote Steve Bannon: ‘He’s lost it.’”