Have you been involved in just about any activist events in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania over the past twelve months? If your answer to this questions is “Yes,” then you might have been spied on by contractors for the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security. Here’s
On the eve of the National Equality March of October 11, 2009, Mark Katzenberger of San Francisco stood outside the Human Rights Campaign’s gala featuring President Barack Obama with a sign reading, “How About the Audacity of Action, Mr. President?” I approached him with some
In my policy preferences, I have a strong bias toward freedom of speech and action within constraints of responsibility. For instance, a person who falsely accuses another of a crime and sends an innocent person to prison should be liable for the harm done. And
There are circumstances in which the rights of Americans come into conflict with one another, and when that happens people will tend to differ on the priority of one right over another. Take property rights and freedom of expression, for instance. The First Amendment to
This afternoon, over a hundred people were out on High Street in Columbus, Ohio, freezin’ for a reason. As mounted police looked on and passing cars honked in support, people spoke and chanted and waved flags as they called for the repeal of anti-marriage laws
Seven months ago, I reviewed a number of online print-on-demand services — websites that allow you to put your designs on products and sell them for profit. Other reviews of these print-on-demand websites focused on the ease of use or stylishness of the products being
Saturday, December 20 just may be the busiest day of shopping left before Christmas at malls and plazas around the nation. With that in mind, Join the Impact has called for a nationwide set of demonstrations at shopping places around the country on December 20.
Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government: Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?
Making the rounds, source unknown.
The Associated Press points me to a website of the New York University School of Law, which has archived a transcript of arguments made by lawyers for the Bush administration before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Halloween of 2007. That’s an appropriately ghoulish
Two weeks ago, I sent First Freedom First an e-mail asking the organization to indicate whether it would be willing to redirect its efforts away from selling shirts made by corporations with a history of sweatshop labor production: I notice that FFF is selling shirts,