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Amazon case challenges privacy standards
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Amazon case challenges privacy standards

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- A brick house on Elm Manor Avenue is all but being called to the witness stand after a man was found floating in a backyard hot tub, dead. James Andrew Bates, the man charged with murder in the case, maintains his innocence and has kept m...
Amid war on terror, new Army regulations allow for turbans, beards and religious garb
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Amid war on terror, new Army regulations allow for turbans, beards and religious garb

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced a new policy that permits religious exemptions for uniform regulations, allowing for beards, turbans, hijabs and other signs of religious devotion. The policy, which can be overturned by the incoming Trump administr...
Every crime is a hate crime
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Every crime is a hate crime

Having two tiers of victims is fundamentally, egregiously, and unconscionably unjust, unfair, and un-American. Punishment under the law should be based on one thing and one thing only: criminal conduct. By now the nation is fully aware of a heinous crime comm...
AG Nominee Sessions Unfairly Attacked on Tedious Racism Charges
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AG Nominee Sessions Unfairly Attacked on Tedious Racism Charges

More than 1,100 law school professors from 170 universities wrote a letter to Congress opposing President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as Attorney General. Judiciary Committee hearings begin January 10; Sessions is a committee...
Recycling Hillary one more time?
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Recycling Hillary one more time?

New York Democrats are pushing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to shatter the Big Apple's glass ceiling by running for mayor, according to published reports. Political insiders are calling on the failed Democratic presidential nominee to challenge M...
Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake
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Don’t Expect the Media to Give Trump a Fair Shake

At first it seems the opposing political cheering sections are trying to drown out each other with cries of "sabotage!" and "hero!" As each of the loudest shouts their frenzied slogans, it's obvious that the most fearful are the most virulent. Surely, the Do...
Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people and ‘fools’ think good relations with Kremlin bad
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Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people and ‘fools’ think good relations with Kremlin bad

President-elect Donald Trump said yesterday that "only 'stupid' people or fools" would dismiss closer ties with Russia and suggested warmer relations between the two countries would help solve "some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the wor...
Judge allows malicious prosecution lawsuit against Marilyn Mosby to proceed
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Judge allows malicious prosecution lawsuit against Marilyn Mosby to proceed

A federal judge is allowing key parts of a lawsuit against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, brought by five of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, to move forward. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled that claims in...
Obama’s Syrian Policy, Through the Looking Glass
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Obama’s Syrian Policy, Through the Looking Glass

President Obama’s assertion that the Islamic State was a “JV” team demonstrates how he arrogantly ignored the possibility that this jihadist terror group could eventually threaten the United States. But what the press will not report is that President Obama is...
Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species?
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Is Liberal Democracy an Endangered Species?

"As we begin 2017, the most urgent threat to liberal democracy is not autocracy," writes William Galston of The Wall Street Journal, "it is illiberal democracy." Galston's diagnosis is not wrong, and his alarm is not misplaced. Yet why does America's great...