| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:21 PM
By now we know that ignition defects in Chevrolet Cobalts contributed to the deaths of at least 13 people. The real number may be more than 20 times as high.
But we could have found out a lot sooner — soon enough, perhaps, to save many of those...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy.
Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The House on Friday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cellphones when switching providers.
The chamber's approval comes a week after the Senate passed the bill, so it advances to the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans.
In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:25 PM
In the last few years, state legislators around the country have been busy with an onslaught of antiabortion legislation aimed at making it impossible for women to exercise what is still (despite the opposition’s best efforts) a right guaranteed...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Hoping to appeal to female voters, Senate Democrats pushed a bill Tuesday to prevent states from placing restrictions on abortion that do not apply to other medical procedures.
Democrats say the bill would prevent states from singling out abortions...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent.
Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:36 PM
By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday.
"The combination of AT&T and...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Remember the Democratic reaction to the GOP's repeated attempts to repeal, run over or hollow out Obamacare in ways that were never going to succeed? “Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote you will win a prize,” President Barack Obama...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality.
Naturally, it has no chance of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...