ICE Keeps Challenging Federal Courts’ Authority — And Losing.

…in ruling after ruling, judges have taken issue with the government’s argument that these noncitizens — because of existing final orders of removal, some of which are decades old — have no meaningful opportunity to access the immigration court system to present their claims that they face grave harm if deported.   

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The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Out With Monstrous Men

The question is unavoidable: If serial sexual predation disqualifies a man from being a film producer, screen writer, movie star, network newsman, talk show host, journalist, venture capitalist, comedian, actor, network news director, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, CEO, congressman, or senator, why shouldn’t it disqualify a man from being president of the United States?    3,650 more words


Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: 'Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?'

The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. 2,220 more words


FINDING YOUR VOICE: Voice Recognition Technology and the NSA

Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice Identification, the “NSA Reigns Supreme”

The technology works by analyzing the physical and behavioral features that make each person’s voice distinctive, such as the pitch, shape of the mouth, and length of the larynx. 5,017 more words

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It wasn't just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration's surveillance powers

 “If Dems had held firm, they could have blocked a bill to give the Trump administration unprecedented powers to spy on Americans. But they didn’t. So now, this president — and future ones — will almost certainly be handed that power.” 1,149 more words

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Henry Giroux | Trump’s attack on democracy will fail

There has been a reinvigoration of the press. This is particularly true with some elements of the mainstream media, whether we are talking about CNN, the Washington Post or The New York Times. 2,656 more words