App Developed by Snowden Detects and Reports Spying

Dec 30, 2017 by  James Donlon A new app called Haven turns Android phones into spy-detection devices. Haven, developed by The Guardian Project and Freedom of the Press Foundation with help from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, is meant to be used on a “burner” phone (a phone intended for short-term use before disposal) that is … More App Developed by Snowden Detects and Reports Spying

California Governor Pardons Felons Set for Deportation

Dec 27, 2017 by  Dave Bohon   Continuing his efforts to make California a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants, California Governor Jerry Brown (shown) pardoned two convicted felons December 23 who were slated to be deported back to their native Cambodia. Brown’s actions bring to 150 the number of immigrant criminals he has either pardoned or … More California Governor Pardons Felons Set for Deportation

House Probe Looks Into Corruption, Criminal Behavior at FBI, DOJ

 Dec 26, 2017 by  C. Mitchell Shaw   The ongoing witch hunt of Trump/Russia collusion just took an interesting turn. A group of Republicans in the House of Representatives — frustrated with the Justice Department’s refusal to explain its use of the now-discredited Trump “dossier” — has spent the past few weeks quietly investigating the Department … More House Probe Looks Into Corruption, Criminal Behavior at FBI, DOJ

Pew Survey: Christmas Celebration Becoming Less Religious

Dec 23, 2017 by  Dave Bohon If you think the holiday season is growing more secular, you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 56 percent of Americans think the Christmas season is less religious than in the past, a trend that is troubling to only 25 percent of those … More Pew Survey: Christmas Celebration Becoming Less Religious

Federal Judge Throws Out Emoluments Complaint Against President Trump

December 22, 2017 jonathanturley With much fanfare months ago, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump had violated the emoluments clause. The constitutional challenge was billed as meant “to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.”  I have previously stated that the … More Federal Judge Throws Out Emoluments Complaint Against President Trump

Warrantless Surveillance Bills Face Opposition in Both Houses

Dec 21, 2017  by  Warren Mass   Bills introduced in both houses of Congress that would authorize a long-term extension of warrantless searches of American citizens face strong bipartisan opposition from civil libertarians opposed to such surveillance. The objectionable legislation would make permanent Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008, which gives … More Warrantless Surveillance Bills Face Opposition in Both Houses

Another Accident That Could Have Been Avoided on Government-subsidized Amtrak

Dec 20, 2017 by  Raven Clabough   The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that the Amtrak train that derailed on Monday on its way to Portland from Seattle was going 80 mph on a 30 mph track. Sadly, Amtrak derailments are not particularly unusual and the transportation system has long been known for its incompetence … More Another Accident That Could Have Been Avoided on Government-subsidized Amtrak

University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser

December 19, 2017 jonathanturley For two years, Liam Allan, 22, lived in fear after he was accused of 12 rapes and assaults by a woman.  He was facing 20 in jail and put his life on hold as he insisted that he was innocent. What he did not know until recently was the police in England … More University Student Cleared Of Rape After Police Admit To Withholding 40,000 Messages From His Accuser