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Military’s censorship of Christian chaplain’s column doesn’t go far enough for atheist group

Military’s censorship of Christian chaplain’s column doesn’t go far enough for atheist group

By End the Lie Apparently a Christian chaplain isn’t allowed to write an article about the famous proverb, “There are no atheists in foxholes,” as it is to be considered a “bigoted, religious supremacist phrase,” according to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Individuals in the MRFF were apparently so incensed that they were not […]

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The overcriminalization problem: Congressional Research Service can’t even list all federal crimes

The overcriminalization problem: Congressional Research Service can’t even list all federal crimes

By End the Lie Have you ever thought about the number of acts which the federal government has defined as criminal? Even if you have, the number is probably larger than you think. The federal government’s approach to criminalizing just about everything reminds me of how that same entity contends that just about everything is […]

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Congressman introduces bill to defund schools that punish kids for chewing pastries into gun shapes

Congressman introduces bill to defund schools that punish kids for chewing pastries into gun shapes

By End the Lie Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has introduced a bill called the “Student Protection Act” which would withdraw federal funding from any public school that punishes children for brandishing pastries chewed into the shape of a gun, playing with imaginary weapons, drawing guns and more. Stockman’s legislation, H.R. 2625, also called “a bill […]

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The disposition matrix: more details about Obama’s secret drone kill list, major mysteries remain

The disposition matrix: more details about Obama’s secret drone kill list, major mysteries remain

By End the Lie With new details about the Obama administration’s secret drone kill list known as the “disposition matrix” revealed, even more mystery and concern remains. We have never known all that much about how the secret kill list works, as I pointed out in my first article on the subject in 2011. Since […]

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Recent Supreme Court decision significantly undermines your right to remain silent

Recent Supreme Court decision significantly undermines your right to remain silent

By End the Lie The Supreme Court’s decision in Salinas v. Texas on Monday significantly undermines the traditional understanding of the right to remain silent, even to the point of encouraging the kind of questioning that can extract false confessions, according to a report. In yet another disturbing recent Supreme Court decision, the court ruled […]

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Whistleblowers: are they heroes or traitors?

Whistleblowers: are they heroes or traitors?

By Brent Daggett Contributing writer for End the Lie I pledge allegiance to my country to sacrifice civil liberties to a possible police state, and to the powers that be, for which it controls, one nation under tyranny and censorship, with blind obedience to all. Obviously, that is not the original version of the Pledge […]

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Bill introduced to declassify opinions of secret court behind ordering all U.S. phone records from Verizon

Bill introduced to declassify opinions of secret court behind ordering all U.S. phone records from Verizon

By End the Lie A bipartisan group of senators has proposed a bill that would declassify the opinions of the highly secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the same body that ordered Verizon to hand over all U.S. phone records for a three month period. Yet there are major problems, as you will see below. Previous […]

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March Against Monsanto organizer to face charges for using amplified sound at a park

March Against Monsanto organizer to face charges for using amplified sound at a park

By End the Lie In an apparent case of an organizer of a major protest being targeted by police, Kristen “Kryssi” Jones, an organizer of the Ann Arbor, Michigan March Against Monsanto, was arrested for using amplified sound in a public park on May 25, 2013. Jones maintains that she did no such thing and […]

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Department of Justice: drone strikes on American citizens are legal because Obama and Holder said so

Department of Justice: drone strikes on American citizens are legal because Obama and Holder said so

By End the Lie In a court filing this week, Justice Department lawyers claimed that the Obama administration’s drone strikes that have admittedly killed four American citizens are constitutional in part simply because Eric Holder and Barack Obama said so. While this might seem absurd to the point that it seems like it should be […]