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Empire Editorial: Patriot Act hasn't lived up to its name

...records without their knowing. This program conjures images of Big Brother's ever-watchful eyes, as described in George Orwell's novel "1984."On June 1, three key sections of the Patriot Act expire unless Congress takes action to renew...
Big Brother is Facebooking you

...cleaner salesmen and infiltrating communities across the country to further this agenda of information gathering? Has George Orwell's Big Brother, envisioned in his futuristic novel "1984" (coincidentally, that's the year I graduated from...
Sports Quote

...the shooting... there are quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roars of infuriated spectators.- George Orwell (The Sporting Spirit)
My Turn: Regressing to a new normal

...the constant stream of TSA warnings we hear at airports, it's seems to be more about conditioning us in the manner George Orwell predicted in his novel "1984." One look at the ultra-surveillance state now operating out of the nation's capital...
1984 all over again

In George Orwell's book, "1984," the government of Big Brother created a language, "doublespeak," to explain and legitimize any of its...
'Big Brother' is almost here

In his eerily farsighted book "1984," George Orwell describes a society in which privacy is unknown, slavish obedience a given, and nonconformity the ultimate enemy of the state...
Losing the war is winning

George Orwell, call your office. You can add to your list of opposites ("war is peace," "ignorance is strength" and "freedom is slavery...
1984 plus 23

The corrupt fascist criminal secret-police state, described by George Orwell in "1984," was begun by the Reagan regime before 1984 and has reached its apex under the Cheney-Bush regime. Sound off on...
Group encourages reading banned books bring attention to documents and books, such as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and George Orwell's Animal Farm, that the Cuban government has banned and set afire. The project is a takeoff on campaigns encouraging...
Understanding the Hagel brouhaha

...senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. (In light of America's foreign policy, this is a title worthy of George Orwell; the position should be renamed the "secretary of war.")To Hagel's credit, he has the proper enemies on the...


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