Articles by Eric Brown
- What Obama Will Say In Friday's NSA Speech
January 16 2014 2:26 PM
The president is expected to call on Congress to set limits on the NSA's surveillance programs -- some may see a parallel with Eisenhower.
- Your Guide To Earmarks In The Omnibus Spending Bill
January 15 2014 5:35 PM
Congress may have banned blatant earmark spending riders, but plenty of pork slipped through the Omnibus appropriations bill anyway.
- How Omnibus Spending Bill Restricts Abortion Funding
January 14 2014 7:42 PM
The bipartisan spending bill contains several pro-life clauses banning the use of federal money for abortions.
- Reddit, Mozilla And Others To Protest NSA Spying On 'The Day We Fight Back'
January 14 2014 9:10 AM
Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla and others plan to lobby against NSA surveillance and honor Aaron Swartz on Feb. 11.
- 28 Shocking Images Of Thailand's Anti-Government Protests
January 13 2014 3:52 PM
Protesters filled the streets of Bangkok on Monday, shutting down the city in protest against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
- Liberalism - On The Comeback Trail In The US?
January 10 2014 3:46 PM
Americans are still more likely to call themselves conservative, but the number of those who self-identify as liberals is higher than ever.
- Will Bridgegate Hurt Chris Christie's 2016 Chances?
January 09 2014 6:58 PM
For some Christie supporters, the G.W. Bridge incident is being written off as merely a temporary setback.
- NJ Gov. Christie: It's My Fault; My Aide Lied To Me
January 09 2014 11:42 AM
Christie apologized for revelations that his aide Bridget Anne Kelly orchestrated a series of G.W. Bridge lane closures.
- Who Is Bridget Anne Kelly, The Christie Aide In The Bridge Brouhaha?
January 08 2014 4:47 PM
Emails from a top aide of N.J. Gov. Christie reveal his office ordered halting traffic on the George Washington Bridge. But what do we know about her?
- Why The Insane Clown Posse Has Taken The FBI To Court
January 08 2014 3:29 PM
Horror rap duo Insane Clown Posse has sued the FBI, claiming that the agency discriminates against its fans (known as Juggalos) by labeling them a gang.
- Gabrielle Giffords Speaks Out
January 08 2014 12:01 PM
In a New York Times op-ed, the former Congresswoman detailed her recovery process and vowed to keep fighting for gun control.
- 18 Striking Images Of Life In A South Sudanese Refugee Camp
January 08 2014 5:50 AM
As violence continues to envelop South Sudan, just under 200,000 residents have been displaced from their homes by the fighting.
- Why Are US Consumers Feeling So Good Right Now?
January 07 2014 2:11 PM
U.S. consumers are feeling a little more peppy lately. Is it evidence-based or superficial?
- It's Yellen's Fed Now
January 06 2014 6:09 PM
The question remains: Will Janet Yellen reduce stimulus measures at the same pace that Bernanke would likely have done so?
- Should The US Capital Move To Nebraska?
January 06 2014 5:54 PM
A GOP politician who is running for the U.S. Senate has proposed such a move.
- Why Did Cheney Withdraw From Senate Race?
January 06 2014 12:51 PM
Liz Cheney cited health reasons for withdrawing from her Senate campaign, but there were more pressing reasons for her to bow out.
- NC Councilman Resigns From Term In Klingon
January 03 2014 4:43 PM
North Carolina city councilman David Waddell resigned from his post on Thursday with a letter written in Klingon.
- NYC At War Over De Blasio's Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages
January 03 2014 2:52 PM
De Blasio’s new plan, backed by animal rights groups, would ban horse-drawn carriages and replace them with vintage-style electric cars.
- The Biggest Threat To World Peace Is ... America?
January 02 2014 1:36 PM
The Pakistanis, Russians and Chinese all have a problem with America, and they're not the only ones, according to a poll.
- Placentas, Drones And Marijuana: 11 New State Laws Coming In 2014
December 31 2013 3:53 PM
States are set to regulate everything from recreational marijuana to human placentas in a raft of laws taking effect next year.