Reading Time: 6 minutes Red flags laws may prevent gun violence as well as suicides, but they also introduce civil rights concerns that will likely lead to court challenges.
Reading Time: 5 minutes If you think the current brouhaha over gun violence is somehow unprecedented in American history, read on.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Federal funding for contraception is in the crosshairs of Republicans as they push their anti-abortion agenda.
Reading Time: < 1 minute With the Patriot Act debate raging in Congress, there has perhaps never been a better time to consider what’s at stake. And what is that? Most of us never really knew. But this documentary, from Executive Producer Robert Greenwald and Earl Katz, directed by Nonny de la Peña, whose work has been funded by a MacArthur grant and shown at TriBeCa Film Festival, spelled it all out a decade ago, and is as relevant as ever.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks to RT’s Going Underground about the dangers of Internet censorship carried out in the name of counter-terrorism
Reading Time: 8 minutes If, as his supporters contend, Obama is a good, caring man whose instincts are right, why has he not taken any of these modest steps to rein in surveillance excesses? A checklist of options.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why is torching a police kiosk an admirable thing in Syria but cause for consternation in the United States? Why is protest against corrupt central power in one country a good thing—and something to be dismissed in another? WhoWhatWhy asks….WhyWhyWhy
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sorry to spoil the inaugural festivities, but there’s this small matter of ongoing and rather alarming civil liberties threats….
Reading Time: 13 minutes The reelection of Barack Obama will ensure 16 full years of George W. Bush’s national security policies, adding more noxious infringements on American civil liberties by the year.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Does anyone besides Ron Wyden care about privacy anymore? From the evidence, it doesn’t seem like it.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes DC news veteran Sam Smith on today compared to his previous 58 years reporting: Most conservative Dem President; most radical and irrational GOP; most political nastiness; most apathetic youth. And more…