Jul 31

New documents show more details about phone surveillance

Posted 8 months, 22 days ago.


Formerly classified government documents on phone surveillance, released on the eve of a Senate hearing, show that Justice Department and the NSA took safeguards to protect phone and e-mail records, but there were “compliance issues” in bulk data-collection programs.

Jul 30

Why Manning’s aiding the enemy charge was so important

Posted 8 months, 23 days ago.


Private Bradley Manning faced 21 charges in his court-martial, but it was one specific charge – aiding the enemy—that became the focus of months of coverage by a concerned media.

Jul 26

Detroit bankruptcy case puts federalism on center stage

Posted 8 months, 27 days ago.


Detroit’s bankruptcy case has the potential to be the latest in a series of high-profile power conflicts between the federal government and states with constitutional roots.

Jul 25

Doorstep mail delivery doomed? Congress ponders Post Office cost cuts

Posted 8 months, 28 days ago.


A measure in the House could alter how millions of Americans receive their mail, as Congress debates using its constitutional powers to help cut costs at the United States Postal Service yet again.

Jul 24

Home-schooling saga is the other asylum case making headlines

Posted 8 months, 29 days ago.


While much of the world is following Edward Snowden’s asylum case in Russia, another asylum case in Tennessee involving a home-schooling family is getting a lot of attention, too.