There’s disturbing news on the Homeland Security front that you may have heard about if you live in the state of Pennsylvania. If you live elsewhere you’re not likely to have heard a word, since wire services and newspapers outside Pennsylvania have neglected to cover it. Regardless of whether you live in Pennsylvania, you should [...]
GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) is an effort headed by an ex-Dell executive to elect its own slate of candidates to the House of Representatives in 2012. Yesterday, I found out that GOOOH prohibits anyone from running for office under its banner if they have given money to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Sometimes Democrats get upset with liberals who criticize Barack Obama’s warrantless wiretapping programs. As president, Obama has maintained George W. Bush’s regime of warrantless wiretapping against people neither accused nor suspected of crime. More than that, President Obama is currently striving to expand the warrantless surveillance regime with new powers to study even our web [...]
The Arizona protests that began in earnest during the last week of April show no sign of abating in the first week of May. April saw the passage of SB 1070, a new state law that violates the 4th Amendment by requiring police to search and seize citizens’ and legal residents’ papers without probable cause, [...]
American citizen. Born in Fresno, California. Taken to detention in Arizona because he kept his birth certificate at home.
Over the past few days, I’ve been looking at “Tea Party” organizations across America and finding (link | link | link | link) two components of the movement sitting so oddly side by side. On the one hand, Tea Party leaders cry loudly about their commitment to the Constitution. On the other hand, Tea Party [...]
Last night I stumbled upon this political cartoon Irregular Times whipped up in criticism of the policies of the Bush administration back in 2001:
With a little updating, it’ll be as good as new:
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This past week, we’ve seen the Senate hide behind a voice vote to pass a [...]
Governments big and small are tracking your whereabouts, most often without a warrant, with increasing frequency, and for reasons that are unnervingly personal and political.
You may recall that last December, graduate student Christopher Soghoian caught representatives of Sprint-Nextel and Cricket on audio at a private conference for telecommunications corporations and government surveillance agencies. The [...]