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  • Changes in Census Survey Generate Misguided Criticism

    23 April 2014, 9:15 pm by: WI Budget Project

    The U.S. Census Bureau is making a long-overdue improvement in the questions they ask about health insurance in their annual Current Population Survey (CPS). Contrary to some recent news reports and commentary, the change in the survey is not going to be a…
  • Film Review: Through Intimate Details, ‘Silenced’ Shows the Emotional Toll of Becoming a…

    23 April 2014, 8:10 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against…
  • Whoops: NYPD Twitter Campaign Brings Forth Images of Police Brutality

    23 April 2014, 7:17 pm by: Sara Haile-Mariam

    Social media engagement! Everybody’s doing it, but some are definitely doing it better than others.
  • Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories on Serbia

    23 April 2014, 6:23 pm by: DSWright

    According to documents registered under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the firm 30 Point Strategies employed Noam Neusner to lobby journalists and others on behalf of the governments of Serbia and Turkey in 2011.…
  • Yet Another Heartbreaking Inmate Death

    23 April 2014, 5:25 pm by: Crane-Station

    In a report titled Kentucky Inmate Starves to Death, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday that James Kenneth Embry, age 57, died of starvation at the state penitentiary in Eddyville, Kentucky, on January 16, 2014. There is an additional report with a…
  • Actually, Washington Times, Coloradans Increasingly Think Legalization Was the Right Decision

    23 April 2014, 4:22 pm by: Jon Walker

    For some reason the Washington Times decided to begin their article about the marijuana initiative in Alaska by making the misleading claim that Colorado voters seem to regret their decision.
  • Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

    23 April 2014, 3:20 pm by: DSWright

    Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel…
  • Signature Gathering Begins for D.C. Legalization Ballot Initiative

    23 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: Jon Walker

    Volunteers in the District of Columbia have begun collecting signatures to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday the DCMJ was given the go ahead by the Board of Elections to begin circulating Initiative 71, the "Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of…
  • Judge Grants Petition to Allow Chelsea Manning to Legally Change Her Name

    23 April 2014, 1:25 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    A petition to allow Chelsea Manning to change her legal name from "Bradley Edward Manning" to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning" was granted by Leavenworth County District Judge David King.
  • American Muslims Sue FBI for Allegedly Placing Them on No Fly List After They Refused to Become…

    23 April 2014, 12:29 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    A lawsuit brought on behalf of four American Muslim men has been filed against the FBI for allegedly punishing them by placing them on the No Fly List when they refused to become informants and spy on American Muslim communities.

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