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Governor Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) defended his pledge to sign an executive order preventing people on terrorism watch lists from buying guns Friday. ...

Refusing to sell guns to people on the no-fly list

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

In the wake of the San Bernardino killings, the suggestion has been made to deny gun purchases to those on the no-fly list. While this makes some sens...

Connecticut Governor To Block People On Watch Lists From Buying Guns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced Thursday he intends to sign a "common sense" executive order prohibiting individuals on government watch ...

Rubio Questions Legitimacy Of Terror Watch Lists

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that federal databases meant to track potential terrorists are riddled with inaccuracies, as the Republican pres...

Should People on the No Fly List Be Allowed to Buy a Rifle?

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

I am not concerned about who is or isn't on the no fly list; lists can and are often wrong. But I do want to keep guns out of the hands of people who will abuse them. I'm not sure if a list created from unknown methods that has proven to be wrong on many occasions is a good way to achieve that.

How the National Security State Becomes Us

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Microscopic act by microscopic act, whoever we are, whatever we think we think, we can't help but absorb the limits, the directives, the intentions that our ascendant national security state wants to impose on us.

The No-Fly Follies

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

At the check-in line at San Francisco International Airport, we handed over our driver's licenses and waited for the airline ticket agent to find our flight and reservation. Suddenly, she got a funny look on her face. "There's something wrong with the computer," she said. "I need to talk to my supervisor."

Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis' Passports?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The idea of limiting an American citizen's travel proactively, on the assumption that she or he will end up fighting with ISIS based on documents or web postings, scrapes at liberty, even if the tools are there and it is legal to use them.

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

Ryan Grim

Here's Why You're On The No-Fly List | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Intercept on Wednesday published the U.S. government's 166-page rulebook that guides the creation of its famous internal "terrorist ...

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Is Unconstitutional

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial fl...

Ashley Alman

Lawsuit Accuses FBI Of Using No-Fly List To Get American Muslims To Become Informants | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the FBI of using the no-fly list to coerce American Muslims into becoming law enforcement informants. Four ...

The Perversity of Profiling

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The Justice Department is considering revised racial profiling guidance that, if issued, could set back race relations and basic fairness in this country. We hope that it does not make that mistake.

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Muslim Woman Challenges No-Fly List Ruling And Wins

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Jan. 14) th...

Why One Man Says He Landed On The No-Fly List

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Is the FBI using its notorious no-fly list as a way to retaliate against Muslim Americans who refuse to spy for them? It might be, according to a new ...

U.S. Citizen Put on No-Fly List to Pressure Him Into Becoming FBI Informant

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Kevin Iraniha, a U.S. citizen, was boarding a flight home to San Diego from Costa Rica this Tuesday with his two brothers and father when he was informed that he is on a no-fly list.

Andrea Stone

Big Changes On No-Fly List | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. citizens and green card holders on the FBI's terror watch list has more than doubled since Christmas 2009, when the a...

WATCH: Muslims On No-Fly List Now Suing FBI, Pressured To Be Informants

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

Fifteen American Muslims, including four military veterans, are suing the federal government after discovering they were placed on the "no-fly" list. ...

Fighting The No-Fly List

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz Three California residents are among 15 plaintiffs preparing a renewed challenge t...

Stanford Graduate Fights To Be Removed From No-Fly List

| Posted 04.15.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz The federal appeals court ruling last week on gay marriage in California o...

No FAA Bill? No-Fly List.

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress has chosen its priorities -- a month of paid vacation is more important to them than doing the work they have been hired to do. This is unacceptable.

Is Military Action in The Middle East the Best Allocation of Our Nation's Limited Resources?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Once again, with the incursions in Libya, our nation is getting involved in military action in the Middle East. Although we are part of a coalition effort, as usual America is carrying out a large part of the action and at no small cost.

Marine Corps Veteran On No-Fly List After Reportedly Emailing Cleric For Parenting Advice

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say the...