For the moment, I assured the children that Donald Trump, in his victory speech, promised to unite the country and be fair to everyone — to be nicer, in the vernacular of elementary school.
A hidden camera in the sky watches people’s movements on the ground; ex-military private contractors control the cameras and run the operation to avoid government oversight. In the background, billionaire funders salivate at the possibility of plush government contracts. In the city of Baltimore, this dystopian scenario is already real life.
“Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.” Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring. But it was four days ago.
The choice of soft targets was the “game changer,” and not just for the French. American law enforcement has taken note. And so should ordinary Americans.
Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.
“Critics of the law immediately said the changes do not go far enough in protecting against discrimination, while proponents said that Indianans’ religious liberties are still threatened.”
Despite some social and legislative progress to “pry open the Southern closet,” some Tupelo residents want to criminalize homosexuality.
Governor Mike Pence, who believes in the Golden Rule, clarifies that Indiana’s new religion law does not discriminate against him as it does against gays and lesbians.
For Mayor de Blasio, inclusivity in public schools wins favor with religious groups and garners a faithful voter base, but antagonizes secular progressives as a result.
Controversy about the proper way to handle possible Ebola patients sparks after a New Jersey nurse is quarantined in a “tent structure”.
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The American Civil Liberties Union and its Oklahoma affiliate teamed up with the Guardian U.S. and the […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Naked Society, by journalist and author Vance Packard. This 1964 classic was certainly far ahead of its time, discussing the dangers of new technology infringing upon our right to privacy. While worrisome then — with new developments in surveillance methods during the 1960s — it is far more salient today. The […]