Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) have introduced a bill that would allow veterans suffering from PTSD consult with their doctors about medical marijuana treatment.
Reason has produced a graphic from the latest Reason-Rupe survey of perceptions of law enforcement by race:
As always, your taxpayer dollar are being spent wisely in Washington. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study Tuesday that examined years of data to find out that Americans buy fast food because it saves time. They also discovered that fast food is very unhealthy. The study was conducted by USDA’s Economic Research Service […]
The IRS shelled out $70 million for illegitimate tax refund claims from prisoners in 2012, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Although a majority of people worldwide are increasingly concerned about online privacy, few choose to take added precautions to safeguard their data, according to a new poll.
The NSA’s “Civil Liberties and Privacy Director” Rebecca Richards did a Tumblr Q&A Monday, answering a number of questions about her job and the agency’s privacy practices.
Since the Senate’s NSA reform bill failed to move forward last week by just two votes, privacy advocates have split amongst themselves over how to leverage several soon-to-expire provisions of the Patriot Act.
It’s been a productive several years for marijuana legalization.
Tiny remote-controlled drones have millions of uses.
Several recent reports of abuse of user data by Uber are renewing calls to tighten regulations on apps that have access to users’ locations and other sensitive information.
Count the Department of Homeland Security as yet another government agency that has trouble keeping track of important documents.
Can’t think of any original Christmas gifts this year? A weed-laced mini-pumpkin pie might do the trick.
A Russia-based website has hacked into thousands of webcams and baby monitors across the world, and displays their feeds to anyone who wants to watch.
Some Utah lawmakers want to leave the NSA high and dry—by cutting off their water supply.
A Washington state museum is pulling World War II rifles from a display in order to comply with new background-check legislation for gun permits.
The Department of Justice plans to prioritize its long-standing need to reduce the federal prison population, according to a recent department memo. Federal prisons are currently at 33 percent overcapacity, which is considered a security concern.
American taxpayers have spent over $1 million paying Environmental Protection Agency employees to do nothing. And we don’t mean just being unproductive. Quite literally nothing, as they enjoy paid administrative leave for months and sometimes even years. A report released by the Office of Inspector General Wednesday found that eight EPA employees garnered 20,926 hours of paid administrative […]
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to ignore Obama’s advice on how to implement net neutrality.
Despite prisons so overcrowded that the state faces a Supreme Court order to reduce its prison population, lawyers for California’s attorney general want to keep nonviolent offenders behind bars.
Outgoing attorney general Eric Holder sat down with Bill Keller and Tim Golden of the Marshall Project for an interview that spanned a range of topics, including prison reform, marijuana, and the death penalty—and included some praise for Harry Reid’s favorite punching-bag along the way.