Subject:

Lamar Smith

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    The People Trying To Ruin The Internet: Bob Goodlatte

    At the Voice, we have been regularly following internet policy developments. We figured it would be cool -- maybe even a public service? -- to ID people who keep pushing for web-killing proposals such as SOPA and PIPA in this new, occasional feature: "The People Trying To Ruin The Internet." Enjoy! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    The People Trying To Ruin The Internet: Mel Watt

    At the Voice, we have been regularly following internet policy developments. We figured it would be cool -- maybe even a public service? -- to ID people who keep pushing for web-killing proposals such as SOPA and PIPA in this new, occasional feature: "The People Trying To Ruin The Internet." Enjoy! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    The People Trying To Ruin The Internet: Lamar Smith

    Heard of CISPA? On April 26, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 248-168 in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which encourages companies such as Facebook to freely share your info with cops if you seem like a "cyber threat" and basically grants them legal immunity if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Lamar Smith: SOPA Author, Copyright Violator

    ​Have you heard of SOPA? Of course you have. Have you heard of Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who in October filed SOPA -- which promotes harsher penalties and even jail time for people caught violating copyright laws, and is basically the reason that today you can't access Wikipedia and Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammad Won't Be Tried in New York City, But at Guantanamo Bay

    ​The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, will not be tried in a New York City civilian court as previously announced by the Obama administration in November 2009, but will instead face war crimes charges, along with four others, at Guantanamo Bay. Th ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Gets Truthy with Congress; Rightbloggers Scream Like Stuck Eagles (And So Do MSM Reporters)

    Long, bitter experience -- and long, bitter comments at this blog -- have taught us that if there's anything conservatives hate more than Big Gummint and homosexuals, it's someone making fun of them. The outrage that Boss Tweed expressed over "them damned pictures" of himself drawn by Thomas Nast is ... More >>

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    October 8, 2002
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    February 22, 2000

    Lesbian, Gay, and Binational

    Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Queer Couples

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