A conservative Virginia lawmaker is tackling one of the most abuse-prone practices of law enforcement: civil asset forfeiture.
The Justice Department has announced a plan to revamp its whistleblower protections, supposedly with an eye to making it easier for whistleblowers to report misconduct.
For months Washington has been trying to guess what President Obama’s promised executive action on immigration will entail.
In results that no one should find surprising, a new employee survey finds that overall morale at the Veterans Affairs Department is down. According to the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint survey, 64 percent of respondents reported being content with their job overall, down from 66 percent last year. Satisfaction with the department as a whole was worse, with […]
Edward Snowden criticized the U.S. government for failing to anticipate the Boston Marathon bombings, blaming their focus on mass surveillance for allowing them to miss actual credible threats.
Convicted felons are not allowed maintain ownership of their guns—but can they give them away?
The tech world’s recent efforts to strengthen encryption appear to have left the FBI in a panic, as FBI Director James Comey appeals to Congress for easier backdoor access to Americans’ data.
According to a recently released Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll, likely voters and registered voters in general would prefer the GOP have control of the House of Representatives and the Senate as opposed to Democrats.
A new poll suggests that the minimum wage could play a significant role in six upcoming competitive races—and it doesn’t look good for Republicans.
It’s not even Halloween, but the federal Grinch has already appeared, armed with new regulations, to un-deck the halls of America. On Tuesday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released twenty-five pages of new rules governing “seasonal and decorative lighting projects”– basically everything from strings of lights to glowing Santa Clauses. The Hill reports that the […]
Remember when the FBI said they didn’t spy on Americans without a court order, just a few days ago? They were just kidding about that.
Afroman is back. But now he’s not just singing about Colt 45s and smoking that tumbleweed, he’s here to tell you about about the positive impact of marijuana. Afroman’s “Because I Got High” was released 13 years ago, but his new version “Positive Remix” just dropped Wednesday. The new version sees Afroman making better choices as a result […]
A United Nations report concluded that mass surveillance of the internet is “corrosive” to privacy and violates international law.
A startup in Silicon Valley hopes to streamline the cumbersome immigration form backlog with a program that would be the TurboTax of immigration forms.
‘It’s a girl:’ Heritage Foundation Panel addresses three ‘deadliest’ words and China’s One Child Policy
“It’s a girl.”
Small businesses were less optimistic about their economic prospects in September than in August, according to the optimism index measured by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
A weight has been lifted from the world’s shoulders — and his, too, it would appear.
REASON — Was the failure of the federal government’s $2.1 billion Obamacare enrollment website an isolated fluke or part of a broader pattern of overpriced government failure when it comes to consumer-facing technology? Recent events show a pattern. The other failures aren’t as costly or as high-profile as Healthcare.gov. But they’re worth paying attention to nonetheless. […]
Edward Snowden gave a remote interview to the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, during which he offered his tips for securing information on your phone and on the internet. He particularly cautioned against Dropbox, Facebook, and Google, calling them “dangerous services.”
Poll: More than 75 percent of Americans support getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders
More than 75 percent of Americans now support getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders, a new Reason-Rupe poll finds. Eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would give judges the ability to make sentencing decisions on a case-by-case basis. The federal government and several states have enacted mandatory minimum sentencing laws over the past few decades. The […]