These days, it's difficult to find examples of government doing anything that makes sense. That's all the more reason why a program embraced by New York City is newsworthy.
NSA Demands Passwords and Security Questions/Answers CNET reports that Internet service providers are being pressed by the National Security Agency to turn over users' passwords and security questions and answers to the Government. While many see
Tax reform is apparently so treacherous for senators these days that they require the utmost protection from the public -- half a century's worth.
EPA Developing Rule to Regulate All New Uses of Engineered Nanoscale Materials
The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span from 1955-1963
Under a cost-saving plan by the U.S. Postal Service, Americans moving into newly built homes will not have mail delivered to their doors and will instead have to trek to the curb or neighborhood cluster boxes.
How do you get a monk, a funeral director and a libertarian into the same room? Start haggling over the price of a coffin. The Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
Your local police department may be tracking your every move. A new report from the ACLU shows that automatic license plate readers are snapping photos of our cars, even when we’re not speeding or running a red light.
Journalist Michael Hastings’ body was reportedly cremated by Los Angeles authorities against his family’s wishes, destroying possible evidence of his mysterious death in a car accident on June 18.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald says new reports from the trove of NSA data supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden can be expected in the next few days. Speaking on a German talkshow, he said they would be even "more explosive in Germany" than previous
Hahne does magic shows for kids and performs the classic rabbit trick. The US government insists he needs a license for the rabbit. And he needs a rabbit disaster plan to handle fire, floods, air conditioning outages etc.
AG Assails Zimmerman Verdict The acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin spurred an incensed Attorney General Eric Holder to vow to rein-in “the senseless concept of self-defense.” A Florida jury decided that Zimmerm
This question assumes the revelations of late about govt. malfeasance has destroyed trust in govt. I doubt it. Do not confuse mistrust of a current govt. as mistrust of all govt., i.e., mistrust of the concept of govt.
Once state legislation is passed, it’s usually up to the governor and attorney general to see that the law is implemented. But in a number of high-profile cases around the country, top state officials are balking at defending laws on
Following the amendment of a long-standing US law, people in this country will now be exposed to news which is produced by the US government.
Most consumers of the U.S. media unfortunately don’t know better, since they have not been to these countries and have not been able to see that the majority of media are overwhelmingly anti-government, and that it gets away with more than the U.S...
Imagine driving up to your home – or vacation home – and realizing it’s not there. It happened in the Lake Worth section of Fort Worth last Friday when a city subcontracted demolition crew took down the wrong house.
Michael Krikorian, an essayist and former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, happened upon the scene a few hours after journalist Michael Hastings’s speeding car slammed into a palm tree and burst into a fireball.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director.
If you've seen James Bond or Jason Bourne on the big screen, you might think you know a thing or two about international espionage.
Eyes bigger than your stomach? Not loving the entree you ordered? Typically, restaurant workers simply scrape that perfectly edible food into the trash can.
Lindsey Graham Urges US to Boycott 2014 Winter Olympics
John Gross III, a 48-year-old Californian, became another casualty in the federal government’s escalating war on marijuana. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 19-plus years for creating and running a medical marijuana dispensary
Morals in China have come under fire recently, as horrific stories of abandoned babies in toilets go viral on the Internet.
In May of last year I noted at this blog reports that an amendment had been slipped into the 2013 NDAA bill that nullified two U.S. laws - the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987 –that ban domestic propaganda. This
I remember what the future used to look like. Maybe you do, too. It consisted of crowds of healthy, happy human beings, men, women, and children, colorfully but lightly dressed for their weather-controlled environment, inhabiting
Colorado state senators and representatives avoid photo radar tickets because of special treatment given to lawmakers when they get license plates. Most license plates are issued to specific vehicles. But license plates for lawmakers are
The Edward Snowden affair has turned into something of a global diplomatic third rail: all who touch it get burned.
President to Defy Congressional Cut to Syrian Arms Aid Concerned over evidence that some of the weapons the US has been supplying to enemies of the Syrian government have fallen into the hands of jihadists inimical to US interests, both the House
There won't be any federal agents at the DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas this August.