On Tuesday, a military judge acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of the serious charge of aiding the enemy which was levied against the serviceman for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables to the website Wikileaks. The aiding-the-enemy charge could have resulted in a sentence of up to life in prison or […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Researchers from Rice University and Louisiana State University illustrated in a recent study that domestic policy encouraging a welfare and police state simultaneously are economically unworkable and do damage to the very people the policies were intended to help.
Privacy advocates in the United States are in a better position to gain public support for dismantling portions of the Nation’s surveillance apparatus than they have been in years.
A 95-year-old resident of a Chicago-area assisted-living nursing home was killed after police attempted to subdue him Friday with a Taser and bean bag rounds shot from a gun. Allegedly, the man was combative because he did not want to be restrained and forced to undergo an “involuntary” medical procedure.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on Congress (and voters who elect Senators and Congressmen) to back off a pair of bills that take direct aim at the freedoms of bloggers, independent journalists and small media outlets to gain access to information while protecting their sources.
Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. should mind its own business concerning foreign policy, and should allow other countries to mind theirs without our intervention – whether for good or ill. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, 46 percent of Americans – a historic high ever since the poll began in […]
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Are you tired of getting grabbed in the crotch every time you board an airplane? Well, a change in Transportation Security Administration policy means that you can avoid the grope line — that is, for $85 and a background check. The TSA announced Monday that the fee-based PreCheck expedited screening process, which was previously only […]
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 […]