LazyWeb request: a website to track SARS infections. It’s rumored that big media is working to keep the story quiet, and I suspect that the CDC would like to keep infection rates understated. It would be great if there were some sort of a clearinghouse website where people could submit links to local news stories […]
Surprise surprise: Republicans want to make the PATRIOT Act permanent, instead of expiring in 2005. I forget…what liberties was it that we were defending?
As I posted on MeFi this morning, the U.S. military has killed several journalists, just a month after they threatened to kill them. It’s hard to know if this is a coincidence or not, so I was encouraged to see an interview with Christiane Amanpour this evening, in which she offered a restrained condemnation of […]
The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Black vs. Virginia, in which a man was convicted of burning a cross on his private property. They have decided to uphold Virginia’s law, which states: § 18.2-423. Burning cross on property of another or public place with intent to intimidate; penalty; prima facie evidence of […]