All Further Articles for 2011-05-26

Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Patriot Act Could Be Worse Than You Thought
Congress is set to reauthorize key provisions of the Patriot Act that some warn the government interprets so broadly they could allow "dragnets" for pretty much any information on you. More here. “We’re getting to a gap between what the public thinks the law says and what the American government secretly thinks the law says.”
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On Strauss-Kahn: Now Ain't the Time For Your Tears
Dominique Strauss-Kahn - former IMF chief, accused rapist and famed sexual predator - has moved into a $14 million Tribeca townhouse with four bedrooms, rooftop garden, theater and gym. His victim, a single mother and hotel maid from Guinea, lives in a Bronx apartment. She was said to be terrified when she learned her attacker was a man of “great power and wealth.” So she should be: The issues of class, race, gender and power have a long way to play out here, but Dylan's Hattie Carroll somehow comes to mind.
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