Technology is making it easier than ever for the surveillance state to flourish. America now knows that the National Security Agency is involved in the bulk collection of electronic communication data; wireless technology has made hacking, by government officials or criminals, a breeze for people with the right set of skills; and just about anything […]
The San Diego Unified School District will essentially require public school students to keep talking about the Trayvon Martin self-defense shooting this fall, following a July 30 school board vote ordering superintendent Cindy Marten to “initiate dialogues among middle and high school students across the district concerning the Trayvon Martin case.” In addition to requiring […]
This post, written by senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman, was originally published on August 9, 2013 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Newark, NJ – A New Jersey federal district court judge granted motions for a preliminary injunction today, blocking the enforcement of a dangerous state law that would put online service providers at risk by, […]
President Barack Obama held an hour-long press conference Friday, addressing reporters’ questions about a range of issues. But the main focus of the event was the ongoing controversy over the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens. The President announced a handful of modest steps he claims his Administration is taking to alleviate public concerns […]
If you live in a State with open carry laws that don’t disgrace the U.S. Constitution, your local Starbucks could be one of the safest places you can pass the time tonight. That’s because it’s time for Starbucks Appreciation Day, an informal event in which gun owners show their support for the chain of coffee […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories. In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing […]
Pin a badge on a liar and a thug and what do you get? A liar and a thug with the ability to pummel a woman senseless with impunity. In other words, a Davenport, Iowa, LEO (legally entitled to oppress).
A television news report that residents of a Colorado public housing apartment complex wouldn’t be permitted to keep weapons in their own homes has engendered sufficient concern among the community’s housing board to compel the apartment management group responsible for the would-be ban to change their minds — or else.
In Cullman, Ala., Billy Coleman, the elected superintendent of the county’s school system, recently posted announcements to a system-controlled Facebook account and calendar announcing a voluntary back-to-school prayer event. An atheist group in Wisconsin took issue. Thus, a quarrel ensued.
The group of 16 people chosen by the Administration of Barack Obama to receive the Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s most prestigious civilian honor, includes television personality Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Obama said […]