Today in History: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Today in History: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

On Sept. 18, 1850 President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 into law, setting the stage for wildly successful nullification efforts by northern states. The Fugitive Slave Act set up a legal structure to facilitate the capture of runaway slaves...
A Nightmarish Army of Unblinking Spies

A Nightmarish Army of Unblinking Spies

The surveillance state constantly expands. That thing that seems like no big deal today can suddenly become a big deal as technology evolves. Take the proliferation of surveillance cameras. We’ve come to accept electronic eyes recording our every move like a normal...