Opinion

Gulags American-Style: Where People Disappear

How will you know that you’re living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be “suspicious,” when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal system, and when it’s your own government that is operating secret prisons three steps removed from gulags—it’s a safe bet you’re under the auspices of an emerging totalitarian regime.

The Slippery Definition of Extremist

Americans are once again hearing of the perils of extremism. But the definition of this offense is slipperier than a politician’s campaign promise. The definition of extremism has continually been amended to permit government policies that few sober people previously advocated.