The Flint Charges and The Murky Legal Waters Facing Prosecutors

April 29, 2016  Jonathan Turley Below is my column in USA Today on the prosecution of three state and local officials in the Flint, Michigan water scandal. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has promised more (and higher ranking) defendants in the coming weeks. However, as discussed in this column, these cases are not as straightforward … More The Flint Charges and The Murky Legal Waters Facing Prosecutors

Facebook Filtering Users’ Timelines Stokes Concerns of Censorship and Data-Mining

April 27, 2016   Facebook has a long and checkered past concerning the way the company decides what a user sees in his or her timeline. Now, the social media giant is changing the formula again, and this time it will impact whether or not users will see articles shared by their friends. The method … More Facebook Filtering Users’ Timelines Stokes Concerns of Censorship and Data-Mining

911 call helps convict former Louisiana district attorney

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In 2010, a woman made a desperate 911 call to report that a powerful prosecutor sexually assaulted her at her home. Six years later that prosecutor has been called a sexual predator by authorities and faces a possible prison sentence. April 21, 2016   Records released Thursday reveal that sheriff’s deputies … More 911 call helps convict former Louisiana district attorney

German Chancellor Merkel Continues To Lose Credibility On Free Speech Issues

April 23, 2016  By Darren Smith, German Chancellor Angela Merkel keeps digging herself deeper with her latest statement regarding her government’s prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann at the behest of Turkish President. Now, the chancellor expresses her regrets for offering support to President Erdoğan at the expense of her countryman, claiming it was a “mistake”.   Last … More German Chancellor Merkel Continues To Lose Credibility On Free Speech Issues

Major Media Takes Notice of Constitutional Sheriffs and Their Campaign

April 21, 2016 by Warren Mass   The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), which The New American has been reporting about for at least five years, has come to the attention of the major media. In an April 18 news report, NBC News reposted an article about the group originally published by The … More Major Media Takes Notice of Constitutional Sheriffs and Their Campaign

California Targets Second Amendment-protected Rights

April 21, 2016 by  Steve Byas   In a touch of irony, the California Senate’s Public Safety Committee heard several bills on April 19, all designed to severely restrict its citizens’ cherished Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms. What is ironic is that April 19 is the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round … More California Targets Second Amendment-protected Rights

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

April 18, 2016  By John W. Whitehead “The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that’s why they’re called public servants. They’re supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that’s why we’re called private individuals. This dynamic – the hallmark of … More Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

Voters Face Broken Machines And Closed Polling Places In New York

  April 19, 2016   Jonathan Turley Time and time again, it has been the same story. Primary elections long expected to produce record turnouts are quickly ground to a halt by malfunctioning machines and a lack of ballots. Every national election, politicians express outrage only to have the same cycle repeated. New Yorkers are saying that … More Voters Face Broken Machines And Closed Polling Places In New York

Scapegoats Of The Ottoman Empire: Merkel Sacrifices German Satirist To Placate Turkey’s Erdoğan

April 16, 2016  Darren Smith   Free speech rights in Germany took another worrying turn for the worse when German Chancellor Angela Merkel personally approved an investigation of a German citizen accused of insulting Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan, a world leader personally responsible for the erosion of free speech in this NATO member state. The … More Scapegoats Of The Ottoman Empire: Merkel Sacrifices German Satirist To Placate Turkey’s Erdoğan