November 27, 2011

Military detention versus We the People

Congress has a deserved reputation for cluelessness. Our leaders have a habit of ignoring real crises like housing, education, mass incarceration, and climate change, while contriving distractions like the budget debate that essentially froze Washington, DC for the past year.
November 27, 2011

Military detention versus We the People

Congress has a deserved reputation for cluelessness. Our leaders have a habit of ignoring real crises like housing, education, mass incarceration, and climate change, while contriving distractions like the budget debate that essentially froze Washington, DC for the past year.
November 11, 2011

Washington dishonors our veterans

This Veterans Day, it’s worth noting how, while paying lip service to honoring our veterans, our leaders systematically abuse their legacy, expose current servicemembers to potential human rights violations, and degrade the nation they have risked their lives to defend.
October 26, 2011

What were you doing 10 years ago today?

October 26, 2001. Do you remember what you were doing that day? Probably not. But do you remember what President Bush did on that day? A stroke of his pen changed the course of history in America. Ten years ago
October 26, 2011

What were you doing 10 years ago today?

October 26, 2001. Do you remember what you were doing that day? Probably not. But do you remember what President Bush did on that day? A stroke of his pen changed the course of history in America. Ten years ago
October 21, 2011

Electronic privacy is stuck in 1986

As of today, it’s been 25 years since the federal law that’s supposed to protect our digital privacy (the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA) was enacted. Way back in 1986, cell phones were bigger than our heads and the
October 19, 2011

Ten years later: Building a movement to restore the Bill of Rights

Ten years ago on September 11, 2001, the United States suffered the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history. In the panic of the weeks that followed, the American government began changing its counterterrorism policies in ways that undermined constitutionally
October 19, 2011

Ten years later: Building a movement to restore the Bill of Rights

Ten years ago on September 11, 2001, the United States suffered the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history. In the panic of the weeks that followed, the American government began changing its counterterrorism policies in ways that undermined constitutionally
October 9, 2011

The real effects of photo ID requirements

“It’s about protecting us all.” That slogan appears on a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission brochure, which explains how to get a state-issued photo ID card. In actuality, New Jersey’s façade of protection has done just the opposite: it has
October 8, 2011

A new presidential seal: The sealing of information

Barack Obama: “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.” NOT!!! In a counter move to Wikileaks, President Obama has signed an executive order which tightens the release of information. Agencies bear the primary responsibility
October 8, 2011

A new presidential seal: The sealing of information

Barack Obama: “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.” NOT!!! In a counter move to Wikileaks, President Obama has signed an executive order which tightens the release of information. Agencies bear the primary responsibility
September 27, 2011

Not without a warrant!

Did you know that federal law says the government can read your email and track your movements without getting a warrant from a judge? That’s what a 1986 law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, says. Don’t you think it’s time