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The No. 4 jersey was conspicuously absent from Clemson’s first practice of fall camp Thursday, as the Tigers’ top tool the past two seasons for striking fear into opposing locker rooms has taken his talents to the NFL.
For the years that I have been writing these articles, I have focused mostly on human interest stories, and those stories have been in my words.
Earlier this summer, I noticed an alarming headline from Spartanburg that read, “Infant soaked in sweat, shaking rescued from hot car.”
I feel confident I’ve mentioned this embarrassing moment in a previous column, but when I got the phone call to stop by The Journal’s office during the summer of 2007 to talk about a job opening, I responded with perhaps the singular most embarrassing line of my life.
What if the federal government captures in real time the contents of every telephone call, email and text message and all the fiber-optic data generated by every person and entity in the United States 24/7/365? What if this mass surveillance was never authorized by any federal law?