Taking issue with its potential for abuse, Ryan said that SOPA could actually be a new kind of onerous regulation — the one thing Republicans hate most.
One of the unique things about the Constitution of the United States was that it guaranteed certain rights for its citizens. Those rights provided the foundation for an era of freedom and prosperity that was pretty much unprecedented in human histor
Civil libertarians worry about the roll-out of Next Generation Identification, a massive expansion of the agency's current biometric database.
Internment camps, here we come!
America's now a police state
There is a very simple reason why politicians such as Gingrich and Santorum end up being fascists.
Police state America
The South Korean Ministry of Justice is hiring, but they’re not looking for human help at the moment: they want robo-cops.
The Sovereign debt crisis threatens both the European Union and Euro, currency wars are underway and the US and China are trading trade barbs.
Though voicing “serious reservations” about encroachments on civil liberties in a military authorization bill, President Obama signed the law anyway to avoid a nasty veto fight with Congress
Last night Stephen Colbert took a brutal swing at the law that "unexpectedly" makes legal "what we've already been doing for ten years...we didn't see that coming! (due to bag over head)."
Ronald Noble – the former head of the Secret Service, the BATF, and secretary general of Interpol – wants to create a fusion center with the ability to track and trace your email.
The National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Barack Obama allows for the establishment of six national test sites where drones could fly through civil air space.
No matter how many times the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) claims the machines are safe and pose no threat to travelers or personnel, naked body scanners that emit ionizing radiation are, indeed, a very serious health threat.
For those that have been following this blog, you might remember that myself and eight others were arrested while protesting the Manchester (NH) police - after four of its officers were cleared of wrong doing in the Strange Brew incident. It took abo
He “made a mistake” when he claimed that extraordinary security measures he proposed to handle protesters who descend on Chicago for the NATO and G-8 summits would be temporary and repealed after the events are over.
New York police arrested a man Tuesday over the firebombing of a mosque, but some say the incident reflects much deeper tensions faced by Muslim New Yorkers — and that police are partly to blame.
Think about what Richard Nixon might have done with his "enemies list" - of his political critics - had he had a law like the NDAA on the books and at his disposal.
Charlton (Mass.) police have finally tracked down Hailey Benoit after months of fugitive hiding. This week the five-year-old went to the door and found justice waiting
As the mass media focused on Bloomberg and Lady Gaga in Times Square on New Year's Eve, a brave journalist with a camera-phone stood up to the NYPD and their attempt to violate the First Amendment rights of protesters in secret.
While signing the bill, Obama issued a signing statement — a controversial way for the president to circumvent Congress’ intent — in which he pledged that the new laws would not violate Americans’ constitutional rights.
President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating,
The amendment is so loosely worded that any American citizen could be held without due process. The language of this bill can be read to assure Americans that they can challenge their detention — but most people do not realize what this means
The government that operates its crime operation in your region has total control over your movements. And, many people are finding out how easily that can be taken away.
Those who do not move cannot feel their chains. This morning in Suffolk county court, the ACLU of Massachusetts and our client moved. And we felt our chains. I had gone to court to listen to our legal team argue a case to protect the First Amendment
Welcome to the new total security state. The U.S. government now has at its disposal a technological arsenal so sophisticated and invasive as to render any constitutional protections null and void. And these technologies are being used by the governm
At an elementary school in Smyrna, Tenn., student Nicholas Taylor, 10, has been ordered to spend lunches for the rest of the semester at the lunchroom’s “silent table” because he allegedly picked up a piece of pizza and waved it around like a gun.
The execrable ancestor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) is the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Frederick Douglass protested, “Under this [Fugitive Slave] law the oaths of any two villains (the capturer and the claimant) are suffic
Bahraini monarchy brutalizing its people
"The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it," Obama said in a signing statement appended to the measure. "In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions