A Republican lawmaker from Texas wants to not only legalize pot, but tax and regulate it like any other plant, completely free of sin taxes.
The U.S. government has a history of meddling with encryption. And thanks to a 90’s policy banning the export of strong encryption to other countries, millions of websites, including government websites like Whitehouse.gov and NSA.gov, were infected by a “major security flaw” for over ten years, the Washington Post reports.
It’s been quite a week for anti-pot arguments: first it was that smoking marijuana will give you a heart attack; then that all the wildlife—particularly bunnies—will get stoned; and now that legal pot ups the murder rate.
Pew’s new poll on public views of various government agencies finds that a lot of agencies are viewed favorably by the majority of Americans—including the NSA, CDC, CIA, and VA.
The Obama-appointed task force on “21st Century Policing” is out with its report, recommending reforms like body camera implementation and moving away from military-style operations like those seen in Ferguson.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill to counteract the Obama administration’s push to outlaw AR-15 ammunition.
Nearly thirty civil liberties groups have written to the Senate denouncing forthcoming “cybersecurity” legislation, warning that it grants broad powers for law enforcement and the federal government to spy on American citizens.
DEA agents seem to be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to anti-pot arguments these days.
The Republican Party may be in for some serious generational shifts when it comes to drug policy.
Colorado’s newly-released report on the first year of its legal marijuana industry describes a flourishing industry: recreational consumers purchased over 17 tons of marijuana buds, and medical marijuana patients nearly 50 tons.
Former CIA and NSA head Gen. Michael Hayden had some trouble selling himself as a “libertarian” to his CPAC audience.
As fate would have it, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) came to DC on the very day the district legalized marijuana—and celebrated with a 4:20pm debate over drug legalization and a Michelle Malkin film featuring the supposed perils of legalization in Colorado.
Marijuana has been legal in D.C. since midnight on Thursday—but it’s complicated.
THE WASHINGTON POST – The Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers Thursday in a historic vote that represents the government’s most aggressive attempt to make sure the Web remains a level playing field.
Will they or won’t they? As Congress awaits Thursday’s FCC vote on net neutrality rules to regulate the internet like a utility, press reports gave off mixed messages about whether Republicans will battle the agency should strict regulations pass.
Billionaire Mark Cuban, fresh off an expletive-laced anti-net neutrality tirade last week, is at it again. This time, he took to Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze TV to divulge his worst-case scenarios should net neutrality rules pass the FCC on Thursday. Cuban told Beck that his greatest fear is the regulatory uncertainty that will face the industry. […]
Hillary Clinton threw her support behind strict net neutrality rules during an appearance at a Silicon Valley conference for women.
More heartbreaking civil seizure stories from Michigan: in the first of several dramatic profiles featured by the Detroit Free Press, armed officers raided the home of 72-year-old medical marijuana patient Thomas Williams, handcuffed him on the floor, and turned his home upside down.
More evidence that it’s not just the NSA watching you: at least 11 Florida police forces have been using intrusive “Stringray” tracking devices to record the movements of residents without their knowledge, according to law enforcement records obtained by the ACLU.
Starting Tuesday, pot is legal in Alaska—but with a lot of caveats and confusion.