In a way, the history of National Public Radio, now known simply as NPR, follows the slow, incremental creep of America toward socialism. Its very existence, in fact, serves as a milestone along the socialist path, since it was created by an act of government — the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the liberal Democrat who beat conservative Republican Barry Goldwater in a crucial presidential race in 1964.
A judge in California has finally done what the former Republican Governor lacked the spine to accomplish: Stop an egregious effort by the state legislature to further restrict the Second Amendment liberties of the people of “the Golden State.”
The military lawyer for alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning claims that the government is punishing the prisoner before he's even had his trial by jury, including six months of isolation that may violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." Manning faces several military charges of passing large amounts of classified information to the Internet whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
Viktor Bout, 44, the infamous Russian international arms dealer dubbed the “merchant of death,” with ties to Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups, made his first pre-trial federal court appearance on Friday, Jan. 21, in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.
The Obama administration is planning to renew the Bush administration's idea of "military commissions" trials for Guantanamo detainees and other suspects long imprisoned in the so-called "war on terrorism."