Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

White House slams NYT article on 'suppressed' climate report already made public

The New York Times has issued a correction after publishing a climate report on Aug 8 it said was "leaked" to the paper by a scientist -- only to learn the report had been online for months.

How Palantir, Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company, Pushed into Policing

Palantir had been selling its data storage, analysis, and collaboration software to police departments nationwide on the basis of rock-solid security.

The real issue in the campus speech debate: The university is under assault

[Commentary] There is no doubt that public concern about the vitality of free speech and political debate on American college campuses has legitimate causes. However, the current round of attacks – from the extreme right and left — is a pretext.

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

FBI agents raided the Alexandria (VA) home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman late in July, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into R

Media scholar on Trump TV: “This is Orwellian, and it’s happening right now, right here”

A Q&A with Tom Rosenstiel, an author, researcher, media critic, and the current executive director of the American Press Institute.

FCC Asks for Help Fixing Faulty Broadband Provider Data

The Federal Communications Commission wants recommendations on how to improve its data collection process for phone and internet access after becoming aware the agency was basing policies on increasingly flawed information.

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data

Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the Detroit area have now filed their opening brief at the Supreme Court in one of the most important digital privacy cases in recent years. This case, Carpenter v.

President Trump, media escalate feud

The war between the White House and the press is escalating 200 days into the administration, with President Donald Trump launching daily attacks on the press and an emboldened news media becoming increasingly transparent about its hostility towar

The Trump Administration’s Leakers Deserve to Be Investigated

[Commentary] The Justice Department should be taking a hard look at leaks right now; that is a proper role and aim for the department, at least with respect to those leaks that are illegal and damaging to important government interests.

These frightening new survey results describe a Congress in crisis

Even if members of Congress truly want to translate their current pique at institutional dysfunction into genuine deliberation, into a process of “regular order” where committees develop legislation, where would they begin?