Feds’ Searches Of Private Planes Don’t Fly With Pilots, Lawmakers
Amid an uptick in searches of private aircraft, lawmakers and an association of aircraft owners and pilots see an overreach on the part of Customs and Border Protection.
An About-face On Secrecy From Bush White House?
Plans for the release of George W. Bush’s presidential papers show a streamlined process and tightened control over what is released.
Supreme Court Case Threatens Online Video, Cloud Computing Rules
In a case addressing alleged copyright infringement on the part of “cord-cutters,” a Supreme Court decision could send ripples throughout the entire cloud computing industry.
Palestinians Challenge Movement Restrictions In Marathon
The Palestine Marathon gives runners an opportunity to challenge and bring attention to the way Israel restricts movement and freedom of Palestinians in the territory.
Obama Admin. Indefinitely Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
It’s election time again, so is it any coincidence that the White House has decided to postpone a decision on the contentious Keystone pipeline expansion?
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou Denied Freedom Of Speech
The limits put on John Kiriakou's freedom of speech is telling of how the United States treats its political prisoners.
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting
Amid debate over the safety and long-term effects of genetically-modified organisms, France takes a major step toward banning genetically-modified corn within its borders.
Seymour Hersh: Benghazi Attack A Consequence Of Weapons “Rat-Line” To Syria
A veteran journalist presents a damning timeline of the lead up to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and alarming details of how the U.S. was feeding weapons to Syria.
UK Govt “Caved” In Pushing SCOTUS To Prioritize Corporations Over Human Rights
“In the cases against Shell and Rio Tinto, business interests won over the human rights interests of the plaintiffs in the cases who had legitimate claims of torture and murder…”
In Algeria, A President That Won’t Go Away
Algeria’s incumbent president swept Thursday’s election, taking almost 82 percent of the vote in a country that doesn’t expect any change to come at the hands of the fourth-term president.
Commuter Buses For Tech Workers Inflame San Francisco Housing Rights Activists April 18, 2014
San Francisco activists rally against buses carrying tech workers from the Bay Area to Silicon Valley, accusing them of pushing longtime residents out of quickly gentrifying neighborhoods.
Ariz. Vets In Battle Against Anti-Medical Marijuana Senator
A long-stalled University of Arizona study on marijuana’s effects on PTSD patients is one step closer to proceeding now that a state senator has lifted her objection.
America’s Minority Children Face A Daunting Future
Using a range of indicators to gauge a child’s potential for future success, a study paints an alarming picture of America’s future, especially for minority children.
Fractured Wisconsin GOP Caucus Proposes Secession
A petition for Wisconsin to secede from the Union shows a state Republican Party growing increasingly polarized.
Landmark Open Government Legislation Set to Become Law
Legislation mandating broad new transparency and accountability standards around all federal spending has garnered massive bipartisan support and looks set to be signed into law.
Guantanamo Detainee Trial Delayed Due To FBI Interference
Allegations of FBI interference in the military trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee believed to have masterminded the 9/11 attacks forced proceedings to a halt, pending an investigation.
Brad Pitt Film Threatens To Reopen Wounds In Steubenville Rape
For Steubenville, a community trying to get back to normal after a rape case attracted national attention, Brad Pitt’s plans to make a movie about the case aren’t good news.
Pulitzer Honoring Snowden’s Leak Validates Whistleblowing
Granting a Pulitzer Prize to reporting based on information leaked by Edward Snowden legitimizes -- and may even encourage -- whistleblowing.
Cesar Chavez Biographer Aims To Go Beyond Labor Activist’s Saintly Image
Cesar Chavez has been mythologized to the point of saintliness, but one biographer’s new book brings the activist’s image back down to Earth.
Silent Howls: The Euthanization Of Shelter Dogs
Euthanasia is an unfortunate reality for shelter dogs that don’t get adopted, but spaying and neutering could go a long way in changing this.
Pro-Israel Lobby Pushes Back Against Boycott Movement
As the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement gains notable traction, the pro-Israel lobby and representatives of 25 countries met recently to discuss how to push back.