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Who Deserves the Title of “Whistleblower”?

June 2, 2011 By Mark Stout

The Espionage Act of 1917 is back in vogue however not all charges of espionage are the same, nor are all claims of whistleblowing.

The lawyer from Montana that outsmarted jihadists

May 2, 2011 By Mark Stout

Some of the jihadists whom she befriended are now in jail, including US Army Specialist Ryan Anderson who is serving five life terms for attempted espionage.

Is America Threatened by “Lone Wolf” Terrorists?

April 6, 2011 By Mark Stout

Congress recently passed and President Obama signed a one year extension to three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. Included is a "lone wolf" provision that enables wiretapping of individuals.

Before the government surveilled mosques, it surveilled churches

March 7, 2011 By Mark Stout

A guest post from Mark Stout, SPY Historian, about our country's long history of suspicion and fear of "hyphenated Americans" during times of national crisis.

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