The 4th Amendment: May It Rest In Peace

In the name of safety we have ceded our right not to be searched at airports… almost without a whimper. First we accepted removing our shoes and opening our bags. Then we accepted being frisked and poked and prodded. Then we accepted having our bodies irradiated and naked pictures being taken and ogled at and saved in the system — all in the interest of “safety.” But here’s what really killed the 4th Amendment… 

Sneaky Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us

Sensing Senators don’t have the stomach to try and pass a stand-alone bill in broad daylight that would give the President the power to shut down the Internet in a national emergency, the Senate is considering attaching the Internet Kill Switch bill as a rider to other legislation that would have bi-partisan support. 

McCain Survives Primary Challenge In Arizona, But Mainstream Republicans Struggle Elsewhere

Yesterday’s primaries were expected to be a test of the Tea Party movement’s capacity to influence political outcomes leading up to the general elections in November. With some precincts still counting the votes, it appears that Tea Party-backed candidates did well overall, even if not everywhere.

The Government’s War on Us

In my Straight Talk column two weeks ago I said that Daily Wealth gives more genuinely valuable contrarian investment advice than any other website I know of. That’s still true. But what I should have added is that every once in a while you’ll get some political commentary that is so right-on-the-mark you’ll wish you had said it first. Read this article for one example… 

GOP Calls For Geithner’s Ouster Following Glum Economic Report

A new report from the National Association of Realtors has found that home sales fell by more than 27 percent in July and were more than 25 percent lower than at the same time last year. Experts say the expiration of the home buyer tax credit as well as the weak economic recovery that has produced far fewer jobs than expected have brought about this result. 

Texas Resisting Obama Power Grab

Sensing the political failure of the Left’s environmental whacko agenda of raising energy costs to cap emissions of a gas we all exhale and that plants need to thrive — carbon dioxide — President Barack Obama has instructed his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rewrite its Clean Air Act and give itself authority it doesn’t have.