On this very day in 1832, Jackson vetoed the Second Central Bank’s charter renewal. He later signed an executive order announcing that the Federal government would no longer use it and removed all Federal funds from the bank. This Presidential action of decentralizing economic power has never happened since and will likely never again.
The European Union is, and has been for some time, in the midst of economic calamity. As the United States is facing its own economic difficulties, a Eurozone collapse would have definite negative financial implications stateside.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants United Nations member nations to put pressure on Russia and China to stop supporting Syrian leader Bashar Assad as a rebel uprising continues in his country.
Over the Independence Day holiday, some Internet freedom groups sought to remind Americans the importance of protecting the World Wide Web from overreaching government regulation.
A quick search on YouTube using terms like “police misconduct,” “illegal police stops,” “police unlawfully detain,” etc. proves one thing: Cellphone technology has changed the way police and the public interact and provides citizens valuable tools to protect liberties. With the help of mobile phone technology, the American Civil Liberties Union has released a new app called Police Tape.
Egypt’s highest fatwa council has issued its first fatwa under new rule to ban Muslims from killing frogs. A fatwa is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law. Specifically, the fatwa reportedly orders that Muslims may not kill frogs to sell to Nations where they are eaten.
Would you recommend to a friend a book you hadn’t read? This is akin to what many members of Congress do every time they vote, albeit which much more dire circumstances than suggesting a poorly written novel to a friend.
Massive storms left nearly 2 million people in the United States without power, and some without basic emergency services, last weekend and early this week. The incident highlights the importance of being prepared for a disaster that causes the power grid to fail.
As Americans throughout the Nation prepare to fire up their grills and load up on fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, the sun may be shooting off some fireworks of its own. Sunspot AR1515 erupted on July 2 and produced an M5.6-class solar flare that was observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.
A National Rifle Association youth group used a gun buyback initiative in Chicago to raise money for a youth shooting camp. Guns Save Lives saw the buyback as a perfect opportunity to get rid of non-operational and unsafe firearms while raising money for youth shooting programs.
As the United States and its European allies continue to impose sanctions on Iran, the Mideast country is becoming more defiant and combative. On Sunday, Iranian leaders said the country was beginning a new round of war games that would involve firing missiles at models of foreign air bases.
Last week, amid the media buzz about the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, CNN and FOX News managed to botch coverage of what may have been one of this year’s most explosive news stories.
The New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic is spreading. In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee is considering “edgy” police tactics to increase pat-downs of people suspected of carrying firearms and other weapons.
Mobile phone service providers log data about your locations and store it for years. In the event of a criminal investigation, they routinely release such data to police. But, according to ProPublica, you can rarely gain access to your own location data.
Americans have been hearing about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for years. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, declaring President Barack Obama’s healthcare law Constitutional, expect to hear much more in coming months.
During a House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to full cooperate in an investigation regarding the fatally flawed Fast and Furious “gun-walking” operation, several Democratic lawmakers walked out. By a vote of 255-67 the House passed the resolution to hold Holder in Contempt of Congress.
The Supreme Court issued a ruling on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act upholding many of the laws central provisions Thursday morning. One of the most important rulings by the Court regarding the Constitutionality of the healthcare overhaul was describing the individual insurance requirement as a tax, rather than a forced purchase.
Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul’s mission to conduct a broad audit of the Federal Reserve moved a little closer to fruition on Wednesday. The House oversight committee voted Wednesday to demand a broad audit of the Federal Reserve System.
Gun control advocate Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made a strong case for 2nd Amendment rights on Tuesday; it was, in fact, the same case that gun rights activists have been making for years.
Independence Day is just a week away, and political language, especially that of the election year back and forth, is awash with patriotic memes. George Washington, our Nation’s first President, warned Americans “to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
Reports of how many small-town law enforcement agencies have now become armed to the teeth with military-grade weaponry make it certain that an unarmed sheriff like Andy Taylor would not make a believable character today.
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.