Even the most open, democratic governments have sought laws and new forms of surveillance that many see as a new wave of censorship — and that includes the United States. The U.S. government asked Google for data on its users more than 31,000 times in 2012 alone, for example. And the government rarely obtained a search warrant first, Google recently… Read more →
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. reacts to gun control push.
Reuters / Larry Downing The United States Supreme Court will not let Americans challenge a provision in a foreign intelligence law that lets the federal government secretly eavesdrop on the intimate communications of millions of Americans. On Tuesday, the top justices in the US said the country’s highest court will not hear a case in which Amnesty International and a… Read more →
Wayne LaPierre on the Real Consequences of Universal Background Checks In addressing a crowd at the 2013 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, NRA CEO and EVP Wayne LaPierre says that universal background checks are at the heart of the Obama administration’s anti-gun agenda. While universal checks may sound reasonable, they are aimed at one thing… Read more →
PHOTO CREDIT: DNAinfo/Quinn Ford UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told thousands of followers Sunday he was planning to reach out to gang leaders to help “protect” the Nation of Islam. That came at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day convention. Farrakhan, 79, renewed the call for African Americans to pool money and buy as much land as possible,… Read more →
Photo discovered on Wikipedia Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates. Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use… Read more →
Evan Todd speaks out on the issue. Find a copy of the letter written by Evan Todd here.
Upon arriving at Brooklyn College (BC) on the freezing evening of February 7th, I couldn’t help but notice the rows of police vehicles parked on the street, the police barricades on the sidewalks, the police officers monitoring protesters, counter-protesters, and lines of attendees waiting to enter the student center. One could tell from blocks away that this was no typical… Read more →
The FAA is seeking proposals for six test sites for domestic drones. CNN’s Athena Jones reports.
Seed giant Monsanto has won more than $23 million from hundreds of small farmers accused of replanting the company’s genetically engineered seeds. Now, another case is looming – and it could set a landmark precedent for the future of seed ownership. The lawsuits concern Monsanto’s patent rights as the company strives to prevent farmers from replanting crops grown from the… Read more →