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CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND POLITICAL STALEMATE BY ROBERT KUTTNER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/constitutional-crisis-and_1_b_9395958.html?utm_hp_ref=politics The 2016 election year is shaping up to be America’s most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War — and the most important partisan re-alignment since 1932 or maybe since 1860. To appreciate what’s at work, it’s important to understand these two trends, and how they interact. The essence of the constitutional crisis is […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Disappointed as Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) Passes Senate

By Mark Jaycox CISA passed the Senate today in a 74-21 vote. The bill is fundamentally flawed due to its broad immunity clauses, vague definitions, and aggressive spying authorities. The bill now moves to a conference committee despite its inability to address problems that caused recent highly publicized computer data breaches, like unencrypted files, poor […]

RETURNING TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TENETS OF “GOOD JOURNALISM”

While it’s impossible to predict what’s next, what we do know is that we are operating in a state of continual disruption, where something new is always around the corner. Whether it’s the further proliferation of mobile devices or the evolution of social platforms and interactive channels, news organizations that are able to recognize these new trends will be ahead of the curve.

NPR’s Recent Report on FBI-DOJ’s Fake News Story Missed a Few Details

the real issue for democracy has nothing to do with a standard sting used to save lives and maintain order and stability, but rather the extent to which the DOJ/ F.B.I.’s use of such techniques was in this and ALL OTHER CASES subject to close judicial oversight, by independent judges prior to execution. The 4th Amendment guarantees the individual protection from unreasonable searches and seizures as well as rights against self-incrimination. The installation of malware on a citizen’s private computer without the requisite oversight is surely unacceptable.