Two 30-second MTV ads warn Americans what NDAA authorizes under so-called ‘law’

video here. MTV created two public service announcements to encourage young Americans to understand and stand for their civil rights. The 2006 Military Commissions Act and 2012 NDAA “legislated” dictatorial authority to declare any person a “terrorist supporter,” seize such persons, and hold them indefinitely and without rights. The two-minute video here is Defense Secretary Panetta claiming US law allows […]

"..bring him, he will die at the airport!!!" The case of Edson Cosmas

  Posting on a Tanzanian web message board, translated from Swahili: one of many abusive and threatening posts about Edson Cosmas, gay activist threatened with deportation to Tanzania  Edson “Eddy” Cosmas is a young gay man from Tanzania (TZ) facing imminent deportation from the UK where he applied for, but was denied, asylum. He is […]

Demise of Stare Decisis under the Stewardship of Chief Justice Roberts

Regarding judicial power, more than 225 years ago the Virginian Patrick Henry famously stated that: Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? […]

2009 - The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

DC Catholic Archdiocese-What would Jesus do?

Washington DC is in the process of passing same sex marriage legislation. This legislation would prevent any organization that takes money from the city from discriminating against gay people who are married under the new law. Significantly, employers who take money from the city must provide benefits to married gay couples just as they would […]

Information and process…

Hello all! I have always felt the incessant need to question why things happen the way they do, to learn everything I can about the world around me, and to share what I learn with any one who cares to listen. I crave the process of learning, sharing information, and engaging with others as we […]