Tag: civil liberties

Mitch McConnell, faced with the risk of allowing a vote on a widely supported gun bill that the NRA didn't like, pulled a pretty neat switcheroo. Give the old coot credit for being crafty.

John Oliver takes on one of the more boring but insidious scandals in Our Republic today: the phenomenon of civil asset forfeiture. That's when...

Though it's always nice to be right, we really wish we had been wrong about Edward Snowden. We wish that he truly had been...

Spongy-faced Russian Emperor Vladimir Putin did some kind of Face The Motherland forum on his own personal television network, and he had a Very...

Vice has a pretty disturbing story about a "diversion program" in Phoenix that's aimed at getting women out of prostitution, whether they want to...

Rev. Bryant Badger, 75, a retired pastor in Casper, Wyoming, was arrested near a park Sunday and charged with public indecency after trying to...

Foreign Policy has a detailed, insightful profile of the "cowboy" approach to surveillance taken by NSA Director Keith Alexander. There's a lot of important,...

First things first: Thank you, Edward Snowden. You made a few more people care that we pawned away some valuable shit that might be...

So there's all sorts of weird stuff turning up about the background of Boston bomber guy Tamerlan Tsarnaev, like how Florida cops shot and...

Oh, Megyn Kelly! Don’t ever change, OK? Here is Megyn Kelly on Fox “News,” informing us that there may be an “extra set of...

Now look here, whiners. The tearful consternation over the United States executive branch's special new indefinite detention superpowers over any human Earthling including its...

It is a very tough job finding something to do in the Florida legislature these days, what with everyone having a job and home...

We would not have picked San Francisco for the first American city where "They" would start using autocratic control tactics on its disgruntled citizens,...

Wonkette operative "Paul G." sends in this rewritten AP article printed in the St. Petersburg Times. Look, the death of bin Laden actually resulted...

President Obama held a fundraiser in San Francisco yesterday, and, would you believe it, some people don't like the fact that he hasn't honored...

The Governmental Accountability Office has released a STARTLING report saying that our previously unperverse State Department gave out 4,500 passports to registered sex offenders...

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