For decades, the state has used lists like the no-fly list to expand its power and harass political dissidents.
Chip Gibbons is a journalist whose work has been featured in In These Times and the Nation. He is also the policy director of Defending Rights and Dissent, where he authored the report "Still Spying on Dissent: The Enduring Problem of FBI First Amendment Abuse." The views expressed here are his own.
Bill Clinton's "quiet war" on Iraq set the stage for George W. Bush's bloody invasion.