Trump’s use of phony FBI terror plots to to make the case for suspending the refugee program should be cause for concern. These plots are not just rooted Islamophobia, but foster it as well. The FBI concocted these phony plots, now Trump points to them to justify his own Muslim Ban, illustrating how state-sponsored Islamophobia breeds more state-sponsored Islamophobia.
Is Twitter an essential medium for political expression in our current era? Certainly, if you ask our President, who can find no area of US policy that cannot be conducted in just 140 characters, he would say yes. But does the First Amendment protection of free expression also protect your right to engage on social media?
A federal judge has ruled on the obvious: Trump’s Muslim Ban is a Muslim Ban.
It goes without saying that no one should ever be the victim of a violent crime, but violent crime is not out of control nor is there a spike in violent crime against police officers, who already receive a number of special protections from such offenses.
A Minnestota bill gives cities the authority to sue protesters to recover the cost of policing demonstrations.
While a significant amount of attention has been paid to what high-tech capacity to gather information, such as the capabilities of the NSA, means for Trump Islamophobic surveillance agenda, the FBI not only provides Trump with the means to surveil Muslims, it is already doing so.
Chelsea Manning is going to come home. And we could not be more happy