A new fatwa in the Syrian city of Aleppo targets people who dare to eat croissants. According to an interview at China’s English-language Sina news website, one man who’s frustrated with the growing post-revolutionary power of Islamist extremists in Syria explains how fundamentalists are tightening their grip on local rule to an absurd extent. “Al-Nusra […]
A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Former Marine and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, who is accused of openly carrying a shotgun in D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, to be held without bond during a preliminary hearing Monday. Kokesh was charged with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a firearm following a police raid that occurred because […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Legal researchers at the University of Illinois found recently that American workers will likely feel negative effects from the healthcare overhaul long after the initial pain of its implementation, as some of the mandates encourage employers to discriminate against job candidates.
Two sources within the computing industry have told CNET that the U.S. government frequently demands major online service providers to hand over their individual users’ passwords in order to access their private information or to impersonate account holders.
Senate leaders have collaborated to secure a supposedly airtight 50-year guarantee of secrecy from the Finance Committee not to publicly disclose tax reform proposals from all 100 Senators, nor reveal lobbying pressures, ahead of major tax reform legislation to be written this fall.
“Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, and Muslim-Americans, and their good works, have helped to build our nation – and we’ve seen the results. We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities,” President […]
What does it mean to be “51 percent” certain that something is true? It means you’re more certain than not – but certainly not certain. It might mean you’re fine with admitting you’d been wrong, if it turns out the other 49 percent in that simplistic ratio proved correct. When the National Security Agency (NSA) […]
This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica, July 26, 2013, 10:13 a.m. In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret. […]
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is expected to accept a guilty plea from Halliburton Company to a charge of destroying evidence in the aftermath of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton will also serve three years of probation, and, despite admitting to destroying evidence, has pledged to […]