An official newspaper of China’s government says the U.S. Constitution doesn’t promote democracy and freedom, even as that nation is trying to clamp down on a debate about China’s own constitution.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement. But 48 years later, the act’s supporters and detractors are engaged in a heated debate after a Supreme Court decision gutted the law.
As the U.S. Senate continues to debate a national law to protect journalists from protecting their sources, two Senators believe unpaid bloggers and websites like WikiLeaks shouldn’t get extended First Amendment protections.
With the Senate and House getting ready for an August recess, with little progress on important legislation, some critics say politicians should stay in D.C. And that begs a bigger question: How much vacation do politicians get anyway?
Four significant events on Wednesday have pushed the public debate about government surveillance and Internet privacy to new levels—and have led to new questions about the NSA and its spying activities.