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Supreme Court Considers Landmark Environmental Case

The fate of a little known lake in Alaska, and potentially the practices of the mining industry in the United States, may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks. The case involves a tiny body of water known as Lower Slate Lake, i...   read more

Chinese Cyber-Spies Infiltrate Computers in 103 Countries

A vast electronic spy network, which experts believe originated in China, has infiltrated computers in more than 100 countries and stolen documents, according to two studies just released. Canadian researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor (I...   read more

Obama Miles-Per-Gallon Standards Worse than Those of Bush

Environmentalists were taken aback this week when the Obama administration unveiled its proposed fuel economy standards for automobiles in 2011. The new regulations—known officially as the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars, ...   read more

U.S. Unprepared for Bioterrorism Attack on Food Supply

A year after the 9/11 attacks, Congress decided to require the nation’s food suppliers to keep copious records of who they buy from and sell to in order to maintain a safe and healthy food chain for Americans and to minimize the risk of terrorists...   read more

Undercover Agents Expose Labor Agency Favoring Employers over Low-Wage Employees

Responding to widespread reports that the agency in charge of investigating wage complaints by low-income workers was less than helpful and, indeed, tended to take the side of employers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted underco...   read more

Renaming the War on Terror

An unusual controversy popped up on Wednesday when the Washington Post reported that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was asking federal employees to stop using the Bush administration term “Global War on Terrorism.” OMB director Peter Or...   read more

Should Fort Bragg Soldiers be Punished for Killing a Private?

In an unusual case, five Fort Bragg soldiers are facing courts-martial after the death of a drinking buddy. On July 20, 2008, Pfc. Luke Brown, despite having recently completed an Army substance-abuse program, became drunk and unruly while visitin...   read more

CIA Refuses to Disclose 3,000 Documents Relating to Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

In the ongoing controversy about the CIA’s destruction of 92 videotapes of potentially illegal interrogations, including 12 that depicted use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (torture), the CIA disclosed that it has 3,000 documents relating ...   read more

Radioactive Waste Decision Helps One Company, Riles Congress

On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted 3-1 to classify depleted uranium a low-level Class A waste, meaning that it is only hazardous for up to 100 years. Depleted uranium is a byproduct of uranium enrichment for nuclear power ...   read more

Obama Justice Department Claims Cell-Site Records Not Protected by 4th Amendment

Writing for Wired, David Kravets takes note of a little-noticed surveillance-related case with wide implications for cell phone users. Following the lead of the Bush administration, the Obama administration is claiming that the Fourth Amendment pr...   read more

Obama Administration Supports U.N. Decriminalization of Homosexuality

The Obama administration reversed the policy of the Bush administration by endorsing a French-sponsored non-binding United Nations declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality. Homosexuality is currently outlawed in more than 85 ...   read more

Judge Okays Using Banned Chemical on Navy Recruits

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon dismissed a lawsuit brought by naval police officers who had tried to stop the Navy form shooting pepper spray directly into the eyes of recruits. The plaintiffs had suggested that the Navy use less dangerous...   read more

Obama Moves to Protect Rumsfeld in Torture Case

When he was a candidate for president, Barack Obama spoke forcefully in favor of granting habeas corpus rights to terror suspects. But now that he is president, he is taking a less-principled approach. In a brief filed Thursday, Justice Department...   read more

Labor Secretary Solis Suspends Last-Minute Bush Rule Regarding Foreign Farm Workers

One week before Christmas, the Bush administration changed the rules to make it easier and cheaper for agricultural businesses to employ temporary foreign workers. On Friday, within hours of being sworn in as Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis announ...   read more

Obama Hides Details of Proposed Treaty

Last week, the Obama administration refused to release copies of seven documents “in the interest of national security.” Did the documents have to do with torture, with warrantless wiretapping, with clandestine spy and antiterror activities? None ...   read more

Outsourcing Food Inspections Doesn’t Work

One would think that with all the trillions of dollars the U.S. government spends, the least it could do is protect Americans’ food supplies. But the regulatory agencies in charge of inspecting food manufacturers has been so weakened over the past...   read more
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Supreme Court Considers Landmark Environmental Case

The fate of a little known lake in Alaska, and potentially the practices of the mining industry in the United States, may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks. The case involves a tiny body of water known as Lower Slate Lake, i...   read more

Chinese Cyber-Spies Infiltrate Computers in 103 Countries

A vast electronic spy network, which experts believe originated in China, has infiltrated computers in more than 100 countries and stolen documents, according to two studies just released. Canadian researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor (I...   read more

Obama Miles-Per-Gallon Standards Worse than Those of Bush

Environmentalists were taken aback this week when the Obama administration unveiled its proposed fuel economy standards for automobiles in 2011. The new regulations—known officially as the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars, ...   read more

U.S. Unprepared for Bioterrorism Attack on Food Supply

A year after the 9/11 attacks, Congress decided to require the nation’s food suppliers to keep copious records of who they buy from and sell to in order to maintain a safe and healthy food chain for Americans and to minimize the risk of terrorists...   read more

Undercover Agents Expose Labor Agency Favoring Employers over Low-Wage Employees

Responding to widespread reports that the agency in charge of investigating wage complaints by low-income workers was less than helpful and, indeed, tended to take the side of employers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted underco...   read more

Renaming the War on Terror

An unusual controversy popped up on Wednesday when the Washington Post reported that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was asking federal employees to stop using the Bush administration term “Global War on Terrorism.” OMB director Peter Or...   read more

Should Fort Bragg Soldiers be Punished for Killing a Private?

In an unusual case, five Fort Bragg soldiers are facing courts-martial after the death of a drinking buddy. On July 20, 2008, Pfc. Luke Brown, despite having recently completed an Army substance-abuse program, became drunk and unruly while visitin...   read more

CIA Refuses to Disclose 3,000 Documents Relating to Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

In the ongoing controversy about the CIA’s destruction of 92 videotapes of potentially illegal interrogations, including 12 that depicted use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (torture), the CIA disclosed that it has 3,000 documents relating ...   read more

Radioactive Waste Decision Helps One Company, Riles Congress

On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted 3-1 to classify depleted uranium a low-level Class A waste, meaning that it is only hazardous for up to 100 years. Depleted uranium is a byproduct of uranium enrichment for nuclear power ...   read more

Obama Justice Department Claims Cell-Site Records Not Protected by 4th Amendment

Writing for Wired, David Kravets takes note of a little-noticed surveillance-related case with wide implications for cell phone users. Following the lead of the Bush administration, the Obama administration is claiming that the Fourth Amendment pr...   read more

Obama Administration Supports U.N. Decriminalization of Homosexuality

The Obama administration reversed the policy of the Bush administration by endorsing a French-sponsored non-binding United Nations declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality. Homosexuality is currently outlawed in more than 85 ...   read more

Judge Okays Using Banned Chemical on Navy Recruits

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon dismissed a lawsuit brought by naval police officers who had tried to stop the Navy form shooting pepper spray directly into the eyes of recruits. The plaintiffs had suggested that the Navy use less dangerous...   read more

Obama Moves to Protect Rumsfeld in Torture Case

When he was a candidate for president, Barack Obama spoke forcefully in favor of granting habeas corpus rights to terror suspects. But now that he is president, he is taking a less-principled approach. In a brief filed Thursday, Justice Department...   read more

Labor Secretary Solis Suspends Last-Minute Bush Rule Regarding Foreign Farm Workers

One week before Christmas, the Bush administration changed the rules to make it easier and cheaper for agricultural businesses to employ temporary foreign workers. On Friday, within hours of being sworn in as Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis announ...   read more

Obama Hides Details of Proposed Treaty

Last week, the Obama administration refused to release copies of seven documents “in the interest of national security.” Did the documents have to do with torture, with warrantless wiretapping, with clandestine spy and antiterror activities? None ...   read more

Outsourcing Food Inspections Doesn’t Work

One would think that with all the trillions of dollars the U.S. government spends, the least it could do is protect Americans’ food supplies. But the regulatory agencies in charge of inspecting food manufacturers has been so weakened over the past...   read more
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