Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has begun a "filibuster" today (there's a time limit to his comments, thus the scare quotes) to stop the reauthorization of parts of the PATRIOT Act. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has informed Congress that the National Security Agency will have to start winding down bulk collection of Americans' phone records if they don't act.
- Nebraska appears poised to end the use of the death penalty in the state. Legislators have enough votes to override a veto from the governor.
- A new video has surfaced showing officers putting Freddie Gray in leg shackles and handcuffs in being loaded into the back of a police van on that fateful day in Baltimore.
- It turns out the data on a study showing that gay people having one-on-one conversations with other people could change their minds to support gay marriage has been faked. On the bright side, that means I don't have to take my own failures there personally.
- It turns out Osama bin Laden's library at the time that he was killed was full of books on conspiracy theories. Of course, this drew the attention of Reason's Jesse Walker.
- The U.S. military built a lavish, $25 million headquarters building in Afghanistan that nobody actually needed and was never used.