"America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time," former President Jimmy Carter said this week, according to a report in the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

Neither the new law nor the funding restrictions for abortion are unique to the Lone Star State.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District struck down an injunction against indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by the president under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 in a July 17 ruling that is a blow to civil liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution.


Although the chief architects of the surveillance state insist that unconstitutional monitoring promotes safety, the evidence proves otherwise.

Despite its participation for years in the NSA's PRISM program, Microsoft claims to hold the Constitution "first and foremost."