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The memoir of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was recently released, and in it she noted that the U.S. should consider tougher penalties against Iran’s government in an effort to bring its leadership down.
Law enforcement officials dealt with two fatal shootings at Occupy camps in separate cities last week. One occurred in Burlington, Vt. The other one was in Oakland, Calif.
On Thursday, the Senate rejected a bill that would repeal the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules. The measure passed the House in April, but failed in the Senate on a vote of 52-46. It needed 51 votes to pass and was not subject to a filibuster.
If there was any question that candidates in the 2012 GOP Presidential primary field are attempting to co-opt the message of Ron Paul — the man who has been largely ignored by mainstream media despite growing support — Rick Perry answered it during the Wednesday CNBC “Your Money, Your Vote” debate.
Warrantless tracking of Americans by law enforcement officials is a hot topic. This week a Federal government lawyer pled the case of warrantless GPS tracking of Americans’ vehicles to the Supreme Court; and a recent article by The Wall Street Journal says your cell phone may be being tracked.
In a column for lewrockwell.com, Karen Kwiatkowski writes that she believes the GOP hierarchy is secretly hoping that President Barack Obama wins a second term. Such an outcome would “rally the party troopers and inspire order” lost by the growing Tea Party movement. It’s a theory that would explain many things.
According to the FBI, its exponential growth since 2001 has rendered its headquarters too small for the agency. The agency is housed in the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which occupies an entire city block on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Sneaking a tax increase into law. The word out of Washington is that the so-called “super committee” of Congress, which was granted extraordinary (and unConstitutional) powers to “resolve” the debt crisis, will approve several new revenue enhancers. Please note it will not use the dreaded phrase “tax increase.” No, instead it plans to disallow many deductions taxpayers have enjoyed for years. The result, of course, will be to increase the taxes you and I pay.
No matter how many times you beat back a Federal power grab, it is almost impossible to kill the monster. Like the most terrifying villain in the worst horror movie you’ve ever seen, it keeps coming back to life and threatening the townspeople. Consider the efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to make it impossible for you to buy the vitamins you want.