Over those six years, we’ve been told over and over again, the NSA’s intrusion into our emails, phone calls, and Internet activity were necessary. For six years, we’ve been lied to. […]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Do the anti-sex-ed protesters in Ontario think that, if people just stop talking about sex, no one will have sex any more? […]
Ted Cruz believes that freedom of religion in the United States means freedom to worship his own god, but accuses Americans who want to be free from Christian prohibitions of waging jihad. […]
A school nurse in Carlisle, Pennsylvania claims that she has the right to refuse medical treatment to students who refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance. […]
Gay rights aren’t special rights. They’re just the same rights that are afforded to every other human being in the United States. […]
If you’ve been following changes to American surveillance law since 2001, you’ll know that most of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities are propped up by two laws: the USA Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. The Patriot Act authorized agents of the United States government to seize information about the activities of law-abiding Americans […]
Over and over, the Republican Party declares itself to be “the party of small government.” But which party is trying to use the powers of big federal government to tell the people and the states what they can and cannot do? You guessed it — it’s the Republican Party.
Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas […]
What did you learn in school today?
Brad Rogers writes in the Bangor Daily News about a simple choice by high school seniors in South Portland. The senior class President of South Portland high school noticed that teachers were harassing students who chose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance, so she looked up state law, […]
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