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Andrew Napolitano: The chickens have come home to roost

Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their

Why our judicial system is meant to be anti-democratic

Andrew Napolitano, Over the past weekend, Trump administration officials offered harsh criticisms of the judicial interference with the enforcement of the president’s immigration order. The Jan. 27 order suspended the immigration privileges of all refugees from Syria indefinitely and all immigrants from seven designated countries for 90 days. After a federal district judge in Seattle

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Hillary Clinton and personal honesty

When FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed his recommendation to the Department of Justice last week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for espionage, he unleashed a firestorm of criticism from those who believe that Clinton was judged by different standards from those used to judge others when deciding whether to

Opininion: Republican brass in fantasyland

Chris Stirewalt, Buzz Cut:• Republican brass in fantasyland• The Veepness intensifies• FBI director nixes Hillary’s email probe claim• Positivity is restricting REPUBLICAN BRASS IN FANTASYLANDThe recurring fantasy within the Republican Party is that somehow, someway, Donald Trump can be made to control his conduct and conform – or even stabilize – his policy views. This

Judge Andrew Napolitano: NSA and CIA’s Spying on the Innocent

 In what appears to be one of Edward Snowden’s final revelations, the former CIA and NSA agent has demonstrated conclusively that the National Security Agency has collected and analyzed the contents of emails, text messages, and mobile and landline telephone calls from nine non-targeted U.S. residents for every one U.S. resident it has targeted. This

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Independence Day, 2014

 After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Beware a Beneficent Government

 The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson. Its guiding principle is the belief that government — not individuals — is the chief engine of human progress. If that means government tearing down

Judge Andrew Napolitano: No Place To Hide

 With heart-pounding suspense, John le Carre-like intrigue and Jeffersonian fidelity to the principles of human freedom, Glenn Greenwald has just published “No Place to Hide.” The book, which reads like a thriller, is Greenwald’s story of his nonstop two weeks of work in May and June of 2013 in Hong Kong with former CIA agent