The Worst Thing About Sessions? Everything We Already Knew.

The Worst Thing About Sessions? Everything We Already Knew.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in hot water following revelations that he met twice with Russia’s U.S. ambassador when he was a surrogate for the Trump campaign — and then lied about it to Congress. Many of his critics are now calling for his resignation. The...
Our Current Political Order is on the Verge of Collapse

Our Current Political Order is on the Verge of Collapse

The history of political parties is rather boring. Not much has changed since the French Revolution, which produced the the terms “Left” and “Right” to reflect where people sat in the National Assembly. The early 20th century saw the rise of Communist parties on the...
A U.S. People Thank You to Latin American Countries

A U.S. People Thank You to Latin American Countries

The Institute for Policy Studies joins a coalition of civil rights/libertarian groups coming together to thank to the Latin American countries that have offered asylum to Edward Snowden and call on the Justice Department to stop the NSA from its illegal surveillance...
Rally: Restore the Fourth

Rally: Restore the Fourth

The Institute for Policy Studies joins Restore the Fourth, a grassroots, non-partisan, non-violent movement that seeks to organize and assemble nationwide protests on July 4th, 2013. Protesters in over 100 cities across America will gather to demand that the...
One Nation, Under Surveillance

One Nation, Under Surveillance

If on cell phones, You rely; Say hello, To the FBI. Does it matter that the federal government can track your cell phone at any moment of the day? That protesting at an event where the Secret Service is present is now a felony? That any American can be jailed...
Author Event: Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice

Author Event: Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice

Join FPIF and Teaching for Change Bookstore for a talk and book signing with Alia Malek, author of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice. Alia’s book seeks to tell the life stories of the innocent men and women who have been needlessly swept up in the...
Film & Discussion: COINTELPRO 101

Film & Discussion: COINTELPRO 101

COINTELPRO was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. The tactics used included...

Secrecy Industry Hits Home

Marylanders in Odenton, Annapolis, Frederick and our hometown of Columbia had their suspicions answered last week when The Washington Post published a three-part series about our unchecked, out-of-control expansion of the defense and intelligence operations that have...

Book Event: Gar Alperovitz and Marc Raskin

In the United States, many Americans assume they have certain liberties and rights as citizens: freedom of speech, freedom of worship; the right to pursue happiness and transcend social class. Gar Alperovitz, a professor of political economy at the University of...

Dude, Where Are My Rights?

Guantanamo, CIA secret prisons, and Abu Ghraib represent the first round of the Bush administration’s assault on constitutional guarantees. Now they’ve introduced Round Two with an attack on habeas corpus: the right to “present one’s body”...