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  • Google, Twitter, Microsoft support protest over NSA surveillance

    Google, Twitter, Microsoft support protest over NSA surveillance
    Google, Twitter and Microsoft were among the nation's tech companies who lent their support to an anti-spying protest Tuesday that urged Congress to restrict the National Security Agency's powers. "The Day We Fight Back" campaign, formally supported...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Repairing the Voting Rights Act

    Repairing the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act last year, it seemed impossible that a divided Congress would be able to agree on new legislation that would satisfy the court's concerns and restore robust enforcement of the...
  • Shedding light on NSA's snooping

    Shedding light on NSA's snooping
    In releasing an opinion by a secret court approving the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, the director of national intelligence may have thought he would bolster support for the breathtakingly broad program whose existence was revealed by...
  • NRA releases shooting app, finds itself a target in online game

     
    One month after National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed violent entertainment in the wake of the Dec. ......
  • Goldberg: We can't trust Obama

    The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival. There have always been (at least)...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Letters: Abusing the Patriot Act

    Re “Too much information,” Opinion, Aug. 19 Thank you for the article by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). It's really tiresome to have Congress enact protective legislation and have the other branches of government immediately try to...
  • The future of the Voting Rights Act

    The future of the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, which required nine states to get federal approval of any election change, there were howls of anger and despair among liberals. They see the provision as vital to preventing new...
  • NSA surveillance defeats democracy

    NSA surveillance defeats democracy
    "And so the charges of the hysterics are revealed for what they are: castles in the air. Built on misrepresentation. Supported by unfounded fear. Held aloft by hysteria. On this and every other tool provided in the Patriot Act, charges of abuse of power...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder accuses critics of politicizing 'Fast and Furious' case

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., under fire for his Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious, accused his Republican congressional critics of politicizing the failed gun-tracking program and warned that many of the more than 2,000 lost firearms...