Nicholas DiBari

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If You Thought NSA Spying Was Bad, You Should See What The DEA Is Doing

Nancy Gertner, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011, and other experts told Reuters that the program sounds more troubling than the NSA's bulk collection of domestic phone calls because it doesn't target terrorists — instead, it targets common American …

Benefits Bill Aims To Go Beyond Marriage, Protect Gay Couples In Civil Unions

The Social Security Equality Act was introduced Friday by Rep. Linda Sánchez.<p>WASHINGTON — As the federal government adjusts the bureaucracy to life after the Defense of Marriage Act's federal ban on recognizing same-sex couples' marriages, new legislation raises the question of how those still …

Why have so many liberals been silent about NSA spying?

Why hasn't the left been able to rally support around opposition to domestic spying?<p>Tea Party candidates on the right have been able to generate excitement among GOP base voters with their calls to end the National Security Agency's domestic spying program. Senator Rand Paul appears to have staked …

Is Uruguay's Marijuana Legalization Vote A Tipping Point?

Within weeks, Uruguay is expected to become the first nation to legalize the production, distribution and use of marijuana for its citizens.<p>The South American country's response to incessant drug-related violence in the region signals a quest for alternatives to the U.S.-led war on drugs, and a …

Former Auburn Running Back Michael Dyer Transferring to Louisville

It appears that former Auburn and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer will make his return to big-time college football with the Louisville Cardinals this season.<p>George Schroeder of <i>USA Today</i> reports that Fitz Hill, the president of Arkansas Baptist College, says that Dyer has accepted a …

Preseason College Football Rankings 2013: Breaking Down USA Today's Latest Poll

<i>USA Today</i> released its official 2013 preseason college football rankings poll on Thursday, via the company’s website, and the controversy has officially begun.<p>While the Alabama Crimson Tide’s place as the top team in the nation comes as little surprise to anyone, the majority of this poll is up for …

Vanderbilt's James Franklin has a chip on his shoulder, literally

James Franklin has long coached with a chip on his shoulder, and his new shirt makes that clear.<p>Perhaps the most intriguing thing about James Franklin as Vanderbilt's head coach is that he acts like the team he coaches isn't Vanderbilt. Although the Commodores have historically suffered at the …

Will injuries change the NFC West?

Both the 49ers and the Seahawks have suffered significant injuries this offseason. Will that change the order of things in the division and even the conference?<p>Just when you start to get a handle on your season predictions ... WHAM-O! A key player on a top contender tweets out bad injury news. Let …

49ers training camp: San Francisco searching for WR help

With most of their receiving corps sidelined with injuries, the 49ers are looking into Lavelle Hawkins, Laurent Robinson and Austin Collie to help fill the ranks.<p>With their receiving corps thinned by injuries, the San Francisco 49ers are searching high and low for players to fill in the ranks. That …

A.J. Green likely to miss Bengals' preseason opener

A banged up knee suffered in last week's practice may keep the dynamic Cincy receiver out of the team's opening preseason game.<p>A knee injury suffered by Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green during practice will likely keep him out of the team's opening preseason game, according to …

Jets want Chris Ivory to be 3-down back

The Jets are hoping the newly acquired Ivory can develop the all-around skills to become a feature back.<p>In an age where the running back position is becoming more and more specialized and feature backs are turning into a thing of the past, the New York Jets are hoping recent acquisition Chris Ivory …