Featured Antiwar.com columnist Kelley B. Vlahos discusses her article “Julian Assange: Man of the Decade;” why WikiLeaks – inspired by a culture of open source software, free exchange of information, high technology and distrust of authority – is the natural antagonist of a US-led global security state; dossier collections on “suspicious” Americans who have not been charged with, or even suspected of committing, a crime; the “who is a journalist” debate that presumes a press pass is required to exercise First Amendment rights; slow-on-the-uptake Americans who are ever-ready to trade liberty for false security; and why it’s time to stop playing Farmville and get serious about protecting our rapidly-diminishing liberties.
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Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, is a longtime political reporter for FoxNews.com, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and featured Antiwar.com columnist. She is also a Washington correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine.