Operator: Flying Object Struck Tanker, Not a Mine

.   ‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine NYT June 14, 2019, 10:34 AM A Japanese company’s account of the damage to its ship differed from the explanation of American officials who blamed Iran…continue reading   .

A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online

.     A Researcher Found a Bunch of Voting Machine Passwords Online Mother Jones June 14, 2019, 9:40 AM A little more than a week ago the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was going to forensically analyze computer equipment associated with part of the 2016 elections in North Carolina in association with […]

ACLU: Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care

.     Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care   ACLU June 11, 2019, 4:00 PM We’re suing the Trump administration today over a rule that allows health care providers to refuse care based on religious or moral beliefs. Since taking office, the Trump administration has launched a systematic attack on […]

Trump’s Own Polling Data Shows He’s in Deep Trouble.

.   Trump’s Own Polling Data Shows He’s in Deep Trouble. Here’s How He Reportedly Tried to Bury It Mother Jones .June 11, 2019, 12:27 PM President Donald Trump has long relied on parroting Fox News and cherry-picked, often misleading data in order to portray confidence ahead of the 2020 election. The president has also, […]

Three Big Supreme Court Cases Hinge on the GOP’s Controversial Gerrymandering Guru

.     Three Big Supreme Court Cases Hinge on the GOP’s Controversial Gerrymandering Guru June 7, 2019, 3:09 PM. Last week heaped new controversy onto the upcoming Supreme Court decision over the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with the revelation that the GOP’s longtime gerrymandering architect had initiated […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymanders in Michigan

.     Federal Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymanders in Michigan Mother Jones, April 25, 2019, 4:12 PM A federal court unanimously struck down legislative maps drawn by Michigan Republicans on Thursday, finding that they were guilty of “deliberately discriminating against Democratic voters.” The ruling by a three-judge panel invalidated 34 congressional, state House, and […]

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted

.     Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted ACLU April 18, 2019, 3:00 PM The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. In 2017, […]

The South Dakota: Targeting Pipeline Protesters

.     The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented a New Legal Term to Target Pipeline Protesters ACLU April 1, 2019, 3:45 PM Lawmakers are violating the First Amendment by making “riot boosting” unlawful. The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL […]