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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.
Last week, the government took steps to avoid harassment of wounded military veterans by agents of the Transportation Security Administration. The move came two weeks after an active duty Marine who had lost both legs to an improvised explosive device was humiliated at a TSA checkpoint.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it would close 149 air traffic control towers to reduce its spending by $600 million due to across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. Officials in Texas opted to implement a plan to keep 13 towers slated for closure in operation in the State.
The FBI has used sophisticated cellphone tracking equipment to pinpoint callers’ locations and listen in to private conversations without warrant for at least the past five years, an Arizona Federal court learned last week. The FBI was forced to reveal how it uses a surveillance device called “Stingray” to intercept cellphone information by mimicking a […]
In recent years there has been global speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to restore some Soviet-era policies in his nation. On Friday, Putin restored an honorary “Hero of Labor” commendation first awarded in the Lenin era to workers who outperformed communist work quotas. The Russian President issued a decree to restore the […]
The Hermit Kingdom is puffing out its chest with state media threatening attacks on the U.S. and its allies and mass military demonstrations taking place in public squares. On Friday, soldiers and students marched through Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang as a part of a 90-minute rally. “We will demonstrate with practical military […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
A new study out from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center illustrates a clear trend of American migration from less-free liberal States to those with a more conservative Constitutional mindset. The institution’s “Freedom of the 50 States” report measured variables of economic and personal freedom throughout the Nation, taking a look at tax rates, government spending and debt, regulatory burdens, and State laws covering land use, union organizing, gun control and education choice.
If pot smokers in Colorado and Washington thought legalization of marijuana in their States would get the man off their backs, they have another think coming. The taxman could soon be sniffing them out.
There has been much hullabaloo over Senate Democrats’ gun control proposal, expected to be brought to the floor of the legislative body next month by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but less is known about a separate gun proposal that could come from a group of GOP lawmakers led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
Alabama State Representative Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) is in hot water after a mass email sent by Alabamian Eddie Maxwell to legislators in the State at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 27 was made public this week. Maxwell, a white Alabama voter, simply stated in the email to all of his legislators that he felt any attempt […]