The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that the bulk data collection the NSA engages in is not covered under the Patriot Act and is therefor illegal. This is just one of numerous cases, so it can all change and will most likely end up being settled by the Supreme Court.
Last Night Dr. Ben Carson announced he was running for the 2016 Republican nomination. This morning Carly Fiorina announced her run. In a period of twelve hours, the GOP gained a conspiracy theorist and the person who was responsible for a huge downfall with one of America's tech giants. Yup, this is the "brightest" of the Republicans.
Yes, seriously. He has directed the national guard to monitor the U.S. military during their Jade Helm 15 training exercise, because all the Dale Gribbles of Red State USA think that Obama is going to have the U.S. military come in and declare martial law, then take all of their guns. Oh and then they think that if this would actually happen, and our military would follow such a crazy-ass, illegal order, that they can somehow fend off the military force of the United States. Hey Texas, if all that happens, then what? We'll drop you and there goes the billions in U.S. tax dollars you get to survive each year! Oh and have fun with your major league sports teams, when they are stuck in a league all their own - literally.
This Thursday the Democratic field will grow by one, with Senator Bernie Sanders announcing a run for President on the Democratic ticket. He is a long shot, especially in the primary, but he is the man I would love to see on our ticket.
What would have been one of the biggest telecom mergers in U.S. history is no more. Comcast has officially dropped their plans to purchase Time Warner Cable, following reports that the government was set to block the plan. Thie is a win for the free market, something the right doesn't seem that concerned with when it comes to the creation of huge monopolies.
Parma, Missouri now has their first ever African-American female Mayor. So how does the town celebrate this historical day? 80% of the towns police force decide to walk off the job. Aren't you glad John Roberts has declared racism over in our nation?
While Indiana is busy working on new ways to treat LGBT and others as second class citizens, a southeastern Indiana county has seen more than two dozen new HIV cases in an area already plagued by the problem. This brings the total cases to 130 now, All the cases have been tied to a growing rash of intravenous drug use.
After the anti-gay owners of Memories Pizza in Indiana raised close to a million dollars through crowd funding, a New Jersey deli owner hopes for the same. Jim Boggess, the owner of Jimbo's Deli in Flemington, New Jersey, was forced to close this week after loss of business from his stunt of declaring March "White History Month" in his store. Now Boggess has turned to GoFundMe in hopes that fellow haters will support his backwards thinking. It doesn't appear to be going that well though, as he has only raised $215 in four days.
The "pay for play" deputy sheriff who shot and killed an unarmed Eric Harris in Tulsa County was not properly trained, according to reports. To make matters even worse, actual trained supervisors were transferred by the sheriff for refusing to falsify documents stating Robert Bates was properly trained. In a just society the sheriff would now be charged as an accomplice.