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Armenian Bill Threatens Online Anonymity

In Armenia, online anonymity could be a luxury of the past if a bill that is currently before the Armenian parliament is passed.  The bill would make it illegal for media outlets to publish defamatory content by anonymous or fake sources.  Additionally, under this bill, sites that host libelous comments that are posted anonymously or […]

Illinois, Defying Federal Policy, Wants to Let Medical Marijuana Licensees Have Guns

Illinois is reportedly intending to bravely flout federal policy regarding medical marijuana and the right to possess weapons, the Chicago Tribune reports: The Illinois Department of Public Health had proposed requiring gun owners to give up their firearms if they became medical marijuana patients. But after howls of protest from gun owners and marijuana users […]

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Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Members Resign: Can’t Keep Lying to the Community

On the same day the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its findings on civil rights violations at the Albuquerque Police Department (APD), the city told its Police Oversight Commission (POC) that it couldn’t rule against whatever the police chief decides about complaints against cops. Three members of the commission complained about their toothlessness in letters […]

Russia Agrees To “De-Escalate” in Ukraine, Rob Ford To Run Again, More Federal Regulations Than Ever Before: P.M. Links

Russia’s foreign minister announced today he and other diplomats in Geneva reached an agreement to “de-escalate” the situation in Ukraine and “all illegal armed groups must be disarmed.” This may come as a relief to Jews, considering pro-Russian militants are reportedly telling them to “register” or else they’ll lose their citizenship (but it might just […]

Jay Carney: Obama’s Most 'Substantive, Challenging' Election-Year Interview Was With <em>The Daily Show</em>

The toughest interview President Obama had in the run-up to the 2012 election was with snarky talk-show host John Stewart, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. In an on-stage interview at George Washington University today, the top administration communications official pointed to the president’s sit-down with The Daily Show as the “most substantive, […]

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