Aug 29

Syria situation heats up the War Powers debate

Posted 7 months, 20 days ago.


Reports continue to indicate that President Obama will ask the United States military to launch a limited strike on Syria. But is such an action legal or constitutional within the War Powers Resolution approved by Congress in 1973?

Aug 28

The emotional copyright issue over Dr. King’s speech

Posted 7 months, 21 days ago.


On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the argument rages on about who should own the video rights to the speech itself and where the video can be shown.

Aug 26

The man (and his mom) who gave women the vote

Posted 7 months, 23 days ago.


On Woman’s Equality Day, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature led to the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave all women the right to vote.

Aug 23

Zuckerberg’s “Internet as a human right” faces policy barriers

Posted 7 months, 26 days ago.


Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is leading a drive to give almost everyone in the world access to the Internet. But such a lofty goal comes with questions abroad and in the United States that could impair the initiative.

Aug 21

What’s next for Assange, and the First Amendment, after the Manning sentencing?

Posted 7 months, 28 days ago.


With Bradley Manning receiving a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday, observers of the WikiLeaks saga are wondering what’s next for Julian Assange, the site’s founder?