Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “to examine the Ebola epidemic”. It seems like a good opportunity to reflect back on the Ebola crisis… the one that never ever posed a serious threat to the United States. You see, it’s the
Is it really worth sacrificing those jobs, just so the people of Appalachia can be healthy and have clean water and land, and safe workplaces?
The hearing will explore the rise of authoritarianism and threats to free and fair elections in the small nation of Azerbaijan, which is much more important that examining those issues here in the USA because…
In the past, when airline corporations have merged, quality, reliability and customer service has suffered. Flight delays and cancellations have become more common, and airline customers have been asked to pay more for less.
Because President Barack Obama has not bothered to open a web page for the underfunded, unstaffed and unchaired Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the only way for members of the public to know about its activities is to pay close attention to this website
Today, members of the U.S. House Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee were confronted with evidence that the government has “repeatedly violated” even the fast and loose terms of the FISA Amendments Act. However, many members of the subcommittee didn’t even bother to show up for the hearing where this evidence was presented.
WEDNESDAY: Watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act at 1:30 PM THURSDAY: Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee mark up a bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act at 10:00 AM SATURDAY: Join us at the Patriot Act PROTEST at NOON on the West
Watch the third minute of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s speech in a meeting of the Intelligence Committee on February 15 2011. Try to twist your mind around her justification of Patriot Act surveillance without probable cause: I am always surprised at the opposition, because I would
Only one newspaper — the conservative Washington Times — has picked up on the cryptic but crucial conversation yesterday between Rep. James Langevin and General Keith Alexander in a sparsely attended hearing of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. Langevin (chair of a congressional subcommittee
If you get your news from — oh, call me crazy — the news, you’d have no idea that last Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee held contentious hearings on illegal FBI surveillance of thousands of people, from everyday schmoes to American news bureaus. This hearing
What Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy Has the Time to Announce in Committee There are two things I should note. One, I was a couple of minutes late coming in here. It was Senator Franken’s fault, because Mrs. Franken makes some of the greatest pies