Topic: USA Patriot Act
Humanitarian and peace organizations say their direct interaction with violent or terrorist groups is vital to intervention efforts. The Supreme Court decision Monday means they do it at their peril.
06/21/2010 07:12 pm
Opinion Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are not guilty of sedition -- but over-the-top 'tea-party' rhetoric doesn’t help
Overheated rhetoric from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and other 'tea party' activists may create barriers to serious conversation, but it's not seditious. When it comes to weighing free speech versus sedition, we should err on the side of freedom.
04/23/2010 12:00 pm
The US has lifted a 6-year-old ban on Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan entering the US. His visit may go a long way in advancing Obama’s goal of starting a new dialogue with the Muslim world.
04/09/2010 07:41 pm
Privacy advocates had called for greater oversight on aspects of the Patriot Act that give the government broad powers. But the version Obama signed Saturday moved through Congress unchanged.
03/01/2010 07:58 pm
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a part of the Patriot Act designed to isolate terrorists violates Americans' rights to freedom of speech and association.
02/22/2010 03:54 pm
Briton Paul Chambers says he was only venting when he wrote on Twitter that he might blow an airport "sky-high." He's the first person arrested in Britain for a tweet, and he's banned for life from his local airport.
01/22/2010 09:22 am
The FBI illegally collected 2,000 phone records between 2002 and 2006 invoking nonexistent terrorism emergencies, according to a report in The Washington Post.
01/19/2010 07:59 am
Using clever hoaxes, the two activists use their hilarious pranks to skewer corporate fat-cats.
10/30/2009 01:00 am
The court will examine whether part of the Patriot Act prohibits activities protected by the First Amendment.
10/01/2009 01:00 am
Muslim groups say the surveillance techniques authorized by the Patriot Act and credited with helping nab alleged New York bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi are alienating potential allies against terrorism.
09/30/2009 01:00 am