The people are getting dumber. That was the message from retiring Representative Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) when asked about the difference in cooperation across the aisle in Congress and how it has changed during his 30 years as a lawmaker.
America’s Founding Fathers held gun ownership in such a high regard that they opted to include it in the country’s Constitution. Here are four things that they knew, that modern anti-gun zealots in the United States and abroad can’t seem to understand.
The United States, land of the free, is home to a staggering 1.6 million State and Federal prisoners. Evidence suggests that government largess—and the profiteers who run the privatized American prisons where 128,195 U.S. inmates reside—may have as much to do with incarceration as crime does.
The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., has decided to move to do away with some post-9/11 police powers that assault civil liberties. Those powers made it easier for local, State and Federal authorities to spy on citizens and share information.
In a bid to stall a contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold documents and communications related to the failed gun enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious.
C-SPAN should simply change its programming lineup to better suit the decadent nature of a Nation in decline. This would likely be a great way to get more brain-dead Americans to tune in to the network, and it may even get more youngsters interested in how government works.
A U.N. investigator wants some answers regarding President Barack Obama’s penchant for carrying out targeted drone attacks overseas that routinely result in civilian casualties. The United States uses military drones to carry out attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia.
A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows which varieties of commercial produce are the most and the least contaminated by agricultural pesticides. EWG presents updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads.
If your teenager has neglected to find a summer job since the end of the school year this year, don’t be too disappointed: It may have more to do with the economy than motivation. For the third year in a row, teens seeking summer employment face a hiring slump.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s involvement and alleged dishonesty about Operation Fast and Furious — the fatally flawed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-led “gunwalking” scheme — has led the Border Patrol union to call for Holder’s resignation.
Governments throughout the world are requesting that Internet companies censor large amounts of online content, and the usual suspects aren’t the only countries involved. This from a new semi-annual transparency report put together by the search engine giant Google.
Ron Paul spoke to his supporters last week and urged them not to give up demanding that the ideals of the Revolution he has helped to spark become main staples of the Republican platform when the party meets in Tampa, Fla., in August. But for many of Paul’s supporters, giving up has never been an option anyway.
Be they targeted assassinations with unavoidable collateral damage or crashes, U.S. drone missions have been responsible for a number of deaths that remains largely unknown by speculators and top U.S. officials alike.
Urban Outfitters has released a lighthearted T-shirt that may help the GOP appear less stuffy to young voters who shun some of the social aspects of modern conservatism while embracing the fiscal and small government ideals of the right.
Things have not been going as well as the Administration of President Barack Obama likely wishes they were in recent weeks, and the President seems to be taking heat from people across the political spectrum. Obama seems to be losing his luster with media and liberal bloggers while being embroiled in controversy.
Environmentalists have taken to Federal court to demand that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstep its authority and regulate lead ammunition. The environmental groups want the EPA to go after lead ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act.
Last week, thousands of Ron Paul supporters likely cried “Judas” when the Presidential candidate’s son Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered his support for Mitt Romney. But some within the Ron Paul Revolution don’t seem all that worried.
What do President Barack Obama and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have in common? Last week, the two illustrated at least one distinct likeness: They both understand the importance of focusing on their respective Nation’s younger generations to garner and build support.
In some cash-strapped municipalities throughout the country, residents are being double taxed to raise money to help fund local police and fire departments. Municipalities in as many as 34 States have taken to charging motorists for police and fire response to the scene of an accident.
You probably don’t need to be reminded that America is becoming a police state. Reports of police misconduct throughout the country are consistently on the rise. But the questions remain: Why isn’t the public outraged and why aren’t elected officials moving to quell police misconduct?
Under the Electronic Privacy Act of 1986, estimates one judge, 30,000 secret surveillance orders are made each year. This is all done without authorities having to issue a traditional search warrant because of the digital nature of the information sought, according to the judge.
No person consciously decides that he is willing to be entirely indoctrinated by his chosen form of news consumption in the beginning. It happens, it seems, as a matter of consequence. Many people allow their social and political worldview to be shaped almost entirely by the brand of news they consume.
The global “hacktivist” syndicate Anonymous wants people to expose evidence of corruption and injustice. In a video, the group urges anyone with access to evidence of corporate or government wrongdoing to buy a USB drive and document the evidence for publication on the Internet.