If you haven't heard anything about how the US government is trying to censor the internet, you should find out more by visiting this website.
If you prefer a more humorous approach to learning, Cracked did a great piece on SOPA, too.
You would think with all the other crap that the government could spend its time doing (oh, you know, fixing the economy, continuing to reform health care, polishing up the Bill of Rights by actually standing on the side of people's rights, finishing up wars that we've started, finding solutions or implementing measures to slow global warming, revising the food system, getting new and equally inefficient legislators elected, working to actually improve education in our country...surely they have enough on their plate? Seems like a hell of a to-do list to me) they would be too busy to mess up something that already works just fine, like the internet.
Guess I was wrong.