News that the U.S. government has been tracking Americans' phone calls created static among our readers. Some criticized the move, while others hoped that it would yield a direct line to terrorists

TIME reported that the National Security Agency (NSA), with help from phone companies, has been tracking the calls of tens of millions of Americans—in secret, without a warrant and without Congress's approval [May 22]. President George W. Bush will never stop al-Qaeda by spying on innocent Americans. In addition to being a waste of resources, that expansion of government power invades our privacy and...

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