Civil libertarians recently uncovered evidence that Maryland’s State Police spied on peace activists and anti-death penalty groups during former Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s tenure. The discovery is making waves in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill. We talk to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin about the state of surveillance in Maryland, as well as with a local journalist and activist who recently learned the government was watching him.


  • Benjamin Cardin U.S. Senator, D-Maryland
  • Dave Zirin Columnist, SLAM Magazine; Contributor, Nation Magazine; Online Columnist, Sports Illustrated (; author, "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports" (Haymarket Books)

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