Hey- I wrote this:
As part of my brief internship with Student Pugwash, I put together this summation of the state of civil liberties in our nation -- one of a series of science and society articles on their website. It was an fascinating (if distressing) exercise to pull together in one place the various ways civil liberties have been degraded since 9/11 -- secret surveillance, Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, racial profiling and more. The plan was to provide at least a little balance in representing 'both sides' of the issue - although I suspect my views might shine through at bit. Anyway, hope you enjoy.