Most of us responded to the twin horrors of the terrorist attack in Paris and the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis with expressions of grief and solidarity. However a handful of politicians have instead shamelessly exploited these situations to promote a range of racist and anti-civil libertarian policies, including obstruction of refugee resettlement programs.
Read our report from Sen. Ted Cruz’s hearing addressing the “War on Police,” a narrative rejected by police chiefs across the country. Legal Fellow Chip Gibbons concludes that rather than a war on police, the hearing illustrated a war on reality, waged by politicians looking for any chance to bloviate before the C-SPAN cameras, as well as by those who wish to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement.
Trumbo, a film which deserves to be seen, depicts the particularly insidious role the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) played in contributing to the Hollywood blacklist. It is a great movie, but it is just one piece of the larger story of HUAC that describes a coordinated government crackdown on ascendant progressive movements and a powerful grassroots movement that defeated it from below.
On Thursday October 23, 2015 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) gave a presentation to Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB). The FBI discussed their Going Dark Initiative, which is predicated on the belief that if private companies encrypt consumer data by default, the FBI will be unable to gather evidence and thus “go… [Read More]
After the Pope honored four Americans—Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton many Americans asked the question: who are Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton? Dorothy Day was a longtime American peace and social justice activist. Before her conversion to Catholicism, Day spent time in the New York City’s burgeoning radical political scene… [Read More]