Michael German

Michael German is Senior Policy Counsel in the ACLU's Washington Legislative office.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 9:45am
Is Flawed Terrorism Research Driving Flawed Counterterrorism Policies?
More than thirteen years after the U.S. intelligence community named the prevention of terrorism its number one goal, it seems to have little understanding of what drives terrorism, or how to counter it. And, if the recently increasing criticism is correct, the government’s investment in academic...
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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 8:58am
No NSA Poster Child: The Real Story of 9/11 Hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar
Since whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the incredible scope of the government’s domestic spying programs, two different narratives are moving forward in Congress.
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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 1:54pm
Let's Be Very Clear, Edward Snowden is a Whistleblower
My American Civil Liberties Union colleagues and I have been extremely busy since the Guardian and the Washington Post published leaked classifie
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:48pm
Radically Wrong: A Counterproductive Approach to Counterterrorism
Governments often interpret radical ideas that challenge the existing social and political orthodoxy as threatening, which is why they often attempt to suppress them. Our country's founders recognized that ideas considered radical – like their own ideas about self-governance – were necessary for social progress and essential to a vibrant democracy, so they sought to protect them with the First Amendment.
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