Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments To Push For Consumer Law Repeals

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another extremely consequential privacy-breaching, identity-theft hack is undermining our democracy and almost certainly being perpetuated by corporate [...]

Sessions Reverses DOJ Policy, Allows Marijuana Prosecutions In Legal States

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize marijuana into uncertainty Thursday as it lifted an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from [...]

Snubbing FCC, States Are Writing Their Own Net Neutrality Laws

By Sean Captain, -

For those who either hoped or feared that a December 14 vote by the FCC to scrap net neutrality regulations would settle the matter, it must feel like extra innings of a long hard-fought game. [...]

Community Members Defy El Cajon Ordinance Against Feeding Homeless

By Bella Ross, -

By Bella Ross for The Daily Aztec - “We call it ‘Break the Ban,’” said Mark Lane, a 1989 San Diego State alumnus and the primary organizer of the event. On Oct. 27, the city of El Cajon passed an [...]

Tiny Homes Banned In U.S. As Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

By Staff, -

By Staff of Daily Curiosity - As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, including the [...]

Law Blocks Maryland From Giving Contracts To Businesses Backing BDS

By Bill Hughes, -

By Bill Hughes for Baltimore POst-Examiner - Larry Hogan was elected in 2014 as governor of Maryland. It was no easy task, as Republicans are a minority in the state. Bob Ehrlich, another [...]

New Orleans Is Proving That Ending The Bail System Works

By Aviva Shen, -

By Aviva Shen for RSN - The U.S. is just one of two nations in the world with a money bail system (the other is the Philippines). The system means that people are held in jail while they wait for [...]

Will US Learn From Australia? Stricter Gun Control Laws Save Lives

By Rebecca Peters, -

By Rebecca Peters for The Guardian - The mass murder in Newtown Connecticut a year ago caused shock and sorrow all around the world. In Australia it also revived memories of our own horror on a [...]

The Pros And Cons Of A ConCon?

By Peter Rugh, -

By Peter Rugh for The Indypendent - On Nov. 7 voters in New York State will have an opportunity to gamble. Every two decades the option to call a statewide constitutional convention, or ConCon, [...]

Stop The Border Surveillance Bill

By Adam Schwartz, -

By Adam Schwartz for EFF - EFF opposes a new federal bill that would dramatically expand dragnet biometric and other surveillance of U.S. citizens and immigrants alike at and near the U.S. [...]

Trump’s Unpaid-For Tax Cuts May Total $5 Trillion In New Tax Plan

By Staff, -

By Staff of Americans For Tax Fairness - Failure to pay for tax cuts by closing tax loopholes may put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Education on the Chopping Block. An analysis by [...]

Lawmakers’ Attacks On Independent Abortion Clinics Are Working

By Nicole Knight, -

By Nicole Knight for Rewire - A fight is raging in Louisville, Kentucky, where the extremist anti-abortion group Operation Save America aims to shut down the state’s last remaining abortion [...]

New Model For Conservative Rule And Progressive Renewal

By Tyler Norris, -

By Tyler Norris for NC Policy Watch - My home state was once a model for progress. For half a century, North Carolina was a beacon of moderation in the South, an outlier dubbed the “Dixie Dynamo” [...]

Arizona Unconstitutionally Banned Mexican-American Studies Classes

By Roque Planas, -

By Roque Planas for The Huffington Post. PHOENIX ― A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Arizona violated students’ rights by banning a Mexican-American studies program from Tucson [...]

Affirmative Action Needed And Good For Blacks And Whites

By Jessicah Pierre, -

By Jessicah Pierre for Inequality - There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” I thought of that when I heard about the Trump administration’s recent [...]