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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers. Email this author.


Rand Paul Delivers Pro-Liberty Message, Rips GOP

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Either Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) knows how to pander to a friendly crowd or reports of the lawmaker’s gradual abandonment of some libertarian values have been exaggerated. Likely, it’s a combination of the two. Paul on Thursday spoke to attendees of the Liberty Political Action Conference, delivering a pro-liberty message and criticizing […]

Daily Read: Conservation Through Capitalism

Daily Read: Conservation Through Capitalism

Government conservation efforts that attempt to protect the wildlife and the environment often include business and individual regulations that create a negative economic impact. In the case of endangered species, outright bans on goods such as ivory create confusion and do little to stop poaching in the countries where a buck can still be made […]

Left Hand, Meet Right Hand: Pentagon Discusses Ground Troops In Iraq

Left Hand, Meet Right Hand: Pentagon Discusses Ground Troops In Iraq

The Obama administration has repeatedly insisted that its plan to respond the Islamic State terror threat in Iraq and Syria will not involve ground troops. But top Pentagon officials told lawmakers Tuesday that they plan to recommend U.S. boots on the ground.

Spreading Democracy: Afghanistan Requests A Bailout

Spreading Democracy: Afghanistan Requests A Bailout

The U.S. has failed in its effort to export democracy. But America does seem to have taught the Afghan government a thing or two about reckless economic stupidity. Afghan officials said Tuesday that the nation is broke and in need of an immediate $537 million bailout to keep its government open.

Boehner Calls House Republican Colleagues ‘Knuckleheads’ For Challenging Establishment

Boehner Calls House Republican Colleagues ‘Knuckleheads’ For Challenging Establishment

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) criticized Republicans who disagree with his positions on Tuesday, telling members of the International Franchise Association, “I have a few knuckleheads in my conference.” The jibe came in the midst of remarks on the dangers of a politicized National Labor Relations Board with the power to exercise the will of […]

Daily Read: On Poverty, Another War We Lost

Daily Read: On Poverty, Another War We Lost

The Daily Signal’s Robert Rector in a Tuesday commentary tells us what the federal government has been able to accomplish after 50 years and $22 trillion taxpayer dollars spent waging President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Not much. From the piece: Over 100 million people, about one third of the U.S. population, received aid from […]

Bad Politics On Crack: Rethinking Mandatory Minimums Would Save Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars

Bad Politics On Crack: Rethinking Mandatory Minimums Would Save Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars

The Congressional Budget Office reports that legislation designed to give federal judges more discretion in sentencing nonviolent drug offenders would save U.S. taxpayers more than $4 billion over a decade.

Economic Patriotism: U.S. Ranks Near Last In Tax Competitiveness

Economic Patriotism: U.S. Ranks Near Last In Tax Competitiveness

Something’s rotten in the District of Columbia. Democrats routinely claim that corporations in the U.S. lack “economic patriotism” and don’t pay their fair share in taxes. In fact, they claim, those corporations are so unpatriotic that President Barack Obama is currently working out a plan to prevent corporate tax inversions, where companies acquire assets outside […]

Read This: WaPo Wonders If Rand Paul Is Leaving His Libertarian Leanings Behind

In a front-page article, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold examines Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) evolving positions on everything from gay marriage to foreign aid. Fahrenthold writes: Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of […]

Sunday News Show Roundup

Sunday News Show Roundup

What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed.

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