Camille Paglia is among a number of now-jaded 1960s-era liberal intellectuals and culture-makers who truly believe in America as a land of singular opportunity ordained by a governing charter — the Constitution — that eternally stands as one of humanity’s crowning achievements.
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Questions about the United States’ aid to Egypt have intensified in the wake of last month’s military coup. More than 1,000 Egyptians have been killed in the last week, most apparently supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. A few members of Congress have called for cutting off aid to Egypt, which the White House says is under review. ProPublica breaks down where the money actually goes.
Recently released financial filings indicate that government spending isn’t the only area in which Democrats pretend that debt doesn’t matter. The Party is still struggling to pay off $18.5 million […]
A 44 year-old man in Phoenix was on an apartment roof “acting strangely,” according to local television news reports. So witnesses called the police to help him down. Instead, the […]
For almost two years, EFF has been fighting the government in Federal court to force the public release of an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). Issued in October 2011, the secret court’s opinion found that surveillance conducted by the NSA under the FISA Amendments Act was unConstitutional and violated “the spirit of” Federal law.
BOSTON, (UPI) — The Massachusetts treasurer said the commonwealth owes President Barack Obama more than $300 in unclaimed property. State Treasurer Steve Grossman said his office’s cache of unclaimed property […]
BOSTON, (UPI) — Animal rescuers in Boston said a family has adopted a bearded dragon found wandering with an injured leg. The Animal Rescue League said the reptile, an Australian […]
TAMPA, Fla., (UPI) — The baby elephant born in the Tampa, Fla., Lowry Park Zoo has been named Mavi, a name chosen by the mother herself, zoo officials said Tuesday. […]
VATICAN CITY, (UPI) — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI told a visitor he resigned after God told him to withdraw into a life of prayer, a Catholic news agency in Rome […]
SAN ANTONIO, (UPI) — A former Texas kindergarten teacher will spend 30 days in jail for instructing her pupils to hit the class bully, a judge ruled. State District Judge […]
YORBA LINDA, Calif., (UPI) — The final 340 hours of White House tapes former U.S. President Nixon recorded for his use are being released, the Nixon Library and National Archives […]
DECATUR, Ga., (UPI) — A 20-year-old was arrested Tuesday at the DeKalb, Ga., elementary school where he allegedly threatened employees with a gun and fired at police officers. Police said […]
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In early June, Liberty County, Fla., Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested for official misconduct and suspended from office by Governor Rick Scott. The sheriff’s offense? He set free a man who’d been arrested for carrying a firearm without a permit during a routine traffic stop.
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution ascribes to Congress the sole “Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises” on the American people. Somebody at the Internal Revenue Service didn’t get the memo.
Last week, President Barack Obama condemned the bloodshed in Egypt, demonstrating his anger over the recent violence by declaring that America’s armed forces will not participate in this year’s war games with Egypt. Yet the President has made it obvious that he is not going to suspend nearly $2 billion in annual aid to the troubled nation.
If you are a member of the conservative minority in a State notorious for liberal politics, you probably have a great deal in common with the residents of Weld County, Colo., a community taking radical steps to attempt to distance itself from State policies antithetical to conservatism.
The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy of quantitative easing, ostensibly intended to steady the U.S. economy, has more than quadrupled the amount of Treasury securities owned by the Fed since Chairman Ben Bernanke hatched the strategy in 2009.
Americans have worked to place male and female, feminine and masculine and homo and hetero on a level playing field. Unfortunately, the will of some advocates to continue a push for more ease in the day-to-day lives of certain members of the aforementioned groups is beginning to have a clearly negative effect on the lives of another: the young American male.
There’s an important gun rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that could be as significant as recent gun-rights wins like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010). The case comes out of Maryland, where the State requires an applicant for license to carry a handgun to demonstrate “a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.”
Baltimore County resident Raymon Woollard had a license to carry for six years. It was granted after a violent home invasion attack by his son-in-law. But when the license came up for renewal again, his request was denied because the attack had occurred seven years earlier and he no longer demonstrated a sufficient “substantial reason” requirement, per Maryland law.
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links. Minnesota Officials Use Paul Bunyan To Strong-Arm Public Opinion On Obamacare According to legend, Paul Bunyan and […]