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Wanted: Women willing to run for office

Excerpt: At a time when women’s repro­duc­tive rights are under attack in state leg­is­la­tures across the coun­try, there might soon be no female Demo­c­ra­t­ic gov­er­nors to push back. The only two such gov­er­nors left in office — Washington’s Chris Gre­goire and North Carolina’s Bev Pur­due — are leav­ing office in 2013, and only one state, New […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Healthcare
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What does Rob McKenna have against family planning?

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, guber­na­to­r­i­al can­di­date Rob McKen­na post­ed on Cross­cut a vari­ety of state­ments on how to impair our state Med­ic­aid sys­tem, and chose to omit any sort of con­tent on how con­se­quences of those changes would affect our state. While blast­ing Med­ic­aid expansion(which, by the way, is in con­trast to how 67% of Amer­i­cans feel), Mr. McKen­na […]
Written by:Patrick Stickney
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections
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Supreme Court says police can strip-search anyone they arrest without probable cause

Excerpt: Fed­er­al, state, and local author­i­ties may force any per­son they arrest to sub­mit to a strip-search, whether or not there is prob­a­ble cause for such an inva­sion of a sus­pec­t’s pri­va­cy, the Supreme Court ruled this morn­ing, set­ting a dan­ger­ous and unwel­come prece­dent that NPI strong­ly condemns. In a five-to-four deci­sion, Jus­tices Antho­ny Kennedy, John […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Google+: Step right up if you want to help Google complete its profile of you

Excerpt: Ear­li­er this week, Google final­ly took the wrap­pings off of the Face­book clone it has been devel­op­ing, spark­ing a pro­longed media fren­zy about its efforts to catch up with Twit­ter and Face­book in the social net­work­ing arena. By all accounts, Google+ rep­re­sents the com­pa­ny’s most sophis­ti­cat­ed attempt to build a social net­work. It is a top […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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Researchers’ discovery demonstrates that Apple users don’t really own their devices

Excerpt: Two secu­ri­ty researchers inves­ti­gat­ing visu­al uses for geolo­ca­tion data revealed today that gad­get giant Apple has been secret­ly ship­ping spy­ware inside of its mobile oper­at­ing sys­tem (iOS) that con­stant­ly records its cus­tomers’ whereabouts. The dis­cov­ery, which has ignit­ed a firestorm of crit­i­cism, was first made pub­lic at O’Reil­ly Radar by the researchers (Alas­dair Allan and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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