Archive for: July 2007

July 31, 2007

Old Droopy

Filed under: News,Politics - 31 Jul 2007

The Hill today posted what was described as a “wide ranging” interview today with Senator Joe Lieberman, following the mainstream media’s seemingly constant practice of giving this shameful senator a platform. Mr. Lieberman, once considered a moderate democrat, has …

‘No Child Left Behind’ Soon Up For Review

The No Child Left Behind law is up for review this September, and it appears that there isn’t going to be much of a vote on the issue at all in the House of Representatives unless major changes appear. …

July 30, 2007

The Seductive Allure of Detecting Lies

Filed under: Criminal Law,Law - 30 Jul 2007

The July 2, 2007 New Yorker has an extensive article on the development of new lie detection technology based on MRIs. Throughout time, man has tried to develop techniques, both personal and technological, that will reveal when other people …

July 29, 2007

Politicizing Government Agencies

Filed under: Bush,Politics - 29 Jul 2007

Quietly each month we learn about yet another Executive office that has chosen politics over good government. Under President Bush the day-to-day workings of Executive agencies have been pressured to make decisions and act along ideological lines. Areas …

Bush Requests More Surveillance Powers

Filed under: Bush,Civil Rights,Congress,Politics,Privacy - 29 Jul 2007

Mr. Bush is appealing Congress to expand the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to include technological developments in the last 30 years.

“Today we face sophisticated terrorists who use disposable cell phones and the Internet to communicate with each …

July 28, 2007

Hazelton Ruling May Have Far-Reaching Impact

Filed under: Immigration,News - 28 Jul 2007

The Hazelton ruling on illegal immigration reform seems like it will have broad and far-reaching consequences. Dozens of small municipalities across the country have passed similar reforms in recent months, but the federal ruling firmly establishes that it is …

July 27, 2007

GOP Skittish Over YouTube Debate

Filed under: Elections,News,Technology - 27 Jul 2007

Josh Marshall is reporting over at that Mr. Giulliani and Mr. Romney are both attempting to weasel out of the upcoming GOP YouTube debate. While commentators over at the sight have put forth a variety of theories on …

July 26, 2007

The Tightening Noose

Filed under: Bush,Civil Rights,DOJ,News - 26 Jul 2007

After six years of Republican rule and what would generously be described as lax Congressional oversight of the executive, the Democrats are finally attempting to reign in the Bush Administration. Today, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee called for a …

Hazelton, PA’s Illegal Immigration Reform Overruled

Filed under: Immigration,Local Law - 26 Jul 2007

The small town of Hazelton, PA attempted to pass legislation earlier this year to penalize businesses that support illegal immigration. With broad support from the city counsel, Mayor Barletta designed the bill in a similar fashion to other attempts …

July 25, 2007

Dispute Between Congress & The White House Heats Up

Filed under: Congress,News,White House - 25 Jul 2007

The legal conflict between Congress and the White House is heating up considerably as the House Judiciary Committee launched citations for contempt of Congress against two senior Bush aids. Chief of Staff Josh Bolton and former Senior Counsel Harriet …

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