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Category: Constitution

Judge comes down hard on NSA phone tactics

“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary’ invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing […]

NSA reforms: Obama not believable

On August 9 President Obama announced reforms to the US intelligence gathering system, apparently in an effort to reassure an increasingly skeptical public. As I sat rolling my eyes at […]

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Prop 8

Great happiness today among supporters of same-sex marriage, and I am very happy for them. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was declared unconstitutional in that it defined marriage as […]

The wheels have come off the Obama administration

Privacy advocates are understandably outraged over yesterday’s revelations of widespread spying on Americans by the Obama administration. Coming on top of last month’s allegations of spying on AP reporters, IRS […]

Law enforcement problems in Colorado

This hasn’t been a great week in the news for Colorado law enforcement. We learned a few day ago that some 350 inmates had apparently been released early and were […]

Equality symbol popular as SCOTUS debates

This is the marriage equality symbol being used by the Human Rights Campaign to promote same-sex marriage. Reportedly it is sweeping social media while the Supreme Court is hearing arguments […]

What to do about Westboro Baptist Church

Unless you live in a cave, and even if you do, you’ve probably heard of the despicable Westboro Baptist Church whose members picket funerals with hateful, cruel homophobic signs. And […]

In Memoriam – Sandy Hook

~ In Loving Memory ~ Mary Sherlach, 56 Anne Marie Murphy, 52 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Lauren Rousseau, 30 Rachel Davino, 29 Victoria Soto, 27 Daniel Barden, 7 Josephine Gay, 7 […]

Tighter gun laws: If not now, when?

In the wake of the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, last week, there has been a lot of soul-searching and discussion about the nation’s gun laws. It didn’t seem to […]