The United States, land of the free, is home to a staggering 1.6 million State and Federal prisoners. Evidence suggests that government largess—and the profiteers who run the privatized American prisons where 128,195 U.S. inmates reside—may have as much to do with incarceration as crime does.
The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., has decided to move to do away with some post-9/11 police powers that assault civil liberties. Those powers made it easier for local, State and Federal authorities to spy on citizens and share information.
Oregon State University refused to renew the contract of chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela. The professor has been openly critical of global warming. Drapela, who has published several textbooks, received the Loyd F. Carter award for outstanding and inspirational teacher in 2004.
The social studies teacher who became irate earlier in the year when a student asked a question about President Barack Obama will return to educate students. Tanya Dixon-Neely made national news after she told a student that people were arrested for disrespecting former President George W. Bush.
In a bid to stall a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold documents and communications related to the failed gun enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious.
In an attempt to spur job creation, the Fed will continue “Operation Twist” through the end of 2012. The program is designed to lower long-term interest rates without shoveling more money into the economy.
A U.N. investigator wants some answers regarding President Barack Obama’s penchant for carrying out targeted drone attacks overseas that routinely result in civilian casualties. The United States uses military drones to carry out attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows which varieties of commercial produce are the most and the least contaminated by agricultural pesticides. EWG presents updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads.
If your teenager has neglected to find a summer job since the end of the school year this year, don’t be too disappointed: It may have more to do with the economy than motivation. For the third year in a row, teens seeking summer employment face a hiring slump.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s involvement and alleged dishonesty about Operation Fast and Furious — the fatally flawed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-led “gunwalking” scheme — has led the Border Patrol union to call for Holder’s resignation.