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Motel 6 collaborating with law enforcement to spy on guests may be outrageous, but it’s hardly a surprise. After it was revealed in 2015 that a location in Warwick, Rhode Island had been sharing its guest lists with local police, internal emails show the hotel chain was not especially reticent after they were caught.
Curious to see what the email inbox of controversial Gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart looked like after his comments attacking proponents of removing Confederate Statue, Virginian native Tom Nash filed a public records request. After some pushback, the commonwealth relented, and what they released makes for a fascinating read.
NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation made a habit out of lampooning censorship during its recently concluded seven-season run. But the complaints the FCC received show that real censorship proponents are much weirder than comedy writers imagine.
Plenty of criticism has been lobbed at Ira Glass and his radio show “This American Life,” whose storytelling aesthetic has won scorn as well as a dedicated legions of fans. But in the past five years, only one person decided to gripe about it to the Federal Government.
The federal Title IX program, which bars sex-based discrimination, is meant to have a wide ranging impact on any higher education institution campus that accepts money from the U.S. government. As seen in an index of complaints invoking the law just released by the Department of Education, the issue continues to hang over campuses across the country.
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|Governor’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund||Completed||Virginia Film Office||Virginia|
|Virginia Dept. of Health Professions conversion therapy records||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Virginia Department Of Health Professions||Virginia|
|Arthur Ashe FBI file||Awaiting Response||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|'The Richmond 34' FBI file||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|John Oliver Emails (FTC)||Awaiting Appeal||Federal Trade Commission||United States of America|