The defeat by the narrowest of margins nearly ensures passage of a less expensive stimulus plan fashioned by President Bush and House leaders, though the Senate may make some changes. But it keeps the government on track to begin […]
Justices uphold welfare home searches
The ACLU had challenged a San Diego County policy, saying its warrantless inspections violated privacy rights. The Supreme Court refuses to hear it.
WASHINGTON — […]
Thanks to an ingenious new tool designed by a Caltech graduate student, Virgil Griffith, it is now possible to figure out who has been rewriting Wikipedia entries to promote their ideological or commercial interests, or simply for personal amusement. Griffith’s Wikiscanner tool allows readers to match changes in Wikipedia to […]
Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules
by Ryan Lenz
New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.
“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]
Secret Court Asks For White House View On Inquiry By Dan Eggen , Washington Post — A secret U.S. intelligence court has ordered the Bush administration to register its views about a records request by the American Civil Liberties Union, which wants the court to release a series of pivotal orders issued earlier […]