The end of Big Military, it seems, leaves us with Even Bigger computers sifting Even Bigger data to identify and stop those small groups.
Inequities in our justice system continue to widen with wealthy, white criminals continuously managing to escape punishments faced by others
This week, no less than eight former directors of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed onto a public letter to two Senators accusing the Obama Administration of abandoning the War on Drugs simply because he has indicated he plans to largely respect the decisions of voters in Colorado and Washington when they legalized marijuana in November. President Obama would be esteemed by many if he were to restrain federal agents more than he did during his first term with regard to raids of medical marijuana dispensaries in other states, such as California or the 17 other states where the voters have supported medical marijuana. In fact, President Obama promised before entering the presidency that his justice department would not be perpetrating the failed War on Drugs as so many presidents had done before him, but this is one area where people can point to what the President said he would do and what he actually did, and the disparity is unfortunately significant. Once he got into office, he faced tremendous pressures from lobbyists who stoke the War on Drugs, and the primary culprits are enforcers like the DEA and the profiteers of this ‘war’, such as the prison industrial complex. As Mansfield Frazier writes,
By attacking Medicare Fraud instead of benefits, the Obama Administration cut healthcare costs by billions for the second year in a row.
Governor Walker is very serious about cracking down on protests. For example, three Capitol Police issued a citation to a 69-year-old retired woman for participating in a sing-a-long at the Capitol.
Because of the attention the Steubenville case has gotten, San Luis Obispo has launched a campaign to encourage the reporting of rape.
The Department of Justice cannot allow the miscarriage of justice by any American under any circumstance, and because Romney is no longer running for public office, he is no longer above the law.
Republicans say the Florida law that cut early voting was an intentional tactic to hand Florida to the GOP by inhibiting Democratic turnout.
Public records, FEC and SEC filings show that Mitt Romney profited from corruption, fraud, and racketeering (RICO) as head of Bain Capital.
Three Democratic Members of the House asked Eric Holder to order an investigation into alleged tampering in voter registration drives by two GOP firms.
There is a troubling development out of Ohio that could alter the results of the election after voting is finished and they are intricately linked to Willard Romney's company, Bain Capital.