Civil rights advocates such as John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville, say the widespread collection and preservation of license plate data not only potentially violates search and seizure rights in the 4th Amendment, but it also makes people leery to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.
As I watched President Barack Obama interrupt his busy schedule of crimes, misdemeanors and fundraising to address the racist hate group National Action Network’s annual convention, I wondered: Why would Obama bother risking his dwindling popularity by consorting with such debris?
Rancher Cliven Bundy, with the support of hundreds of U.S. patriots, seems to have won the latest skirmish with the Federal government. But was this a victory for Bundy and the American people over an overreaching Federal government, or was the retreat just a strategic de-escalation?
Screams and sirens pierce the air as rocks, firecrackers and sharp glass go flying in every direction. Police try to beat back the hordes of protesters by smashing indiscriminately into the crowd with their billy clubs. This was the scene recently in Madrid, Spain.
When someone is in a coma or similar medical distress and family members and doctors disagree about what to do, the story often makes headlines. The lesson from the media always is: Be sure you have a living will. The answer isn’t that simple. Often in these situations, there is a living will. It isn’t enough.
The Bundy family of Clark County, Nev., has been grazing cattle on the same patch of land since the 1800s. The Feds are rounding up their cattle, and the Bundys are trying to stop them. There are fears this could continue escalating and turn into a Branch Davidian-style assault.
House Weeper John Boehner may soon have something real to cry about. A group of 40 to 50 conservative House members are committed to throwing him out of his Speaker’s Chair come November.
Although the media love President Barack Obama, he can test the limits of their adoration. And when he does, it falls to White House press secretary Jay Carney to grimace, adjust his ironic hipster glasses and try to soothe the media’s delicate feelings.
According to the Tax Foundation, April 21 is “Tax Freedom Day.” Ostensibly, this is the day the average American has earned enough to satisfy his “tax burden,” and for the rest of the year he is working for himself rather than government. The truth is there is no tax freedom day.
Recent reports reveal that Al Sharpton was an FBI informant, a “former mob snitch.” But let’s travel back to 2004. Reporter Doug Ireland went deeper in evaluating Sharpton’s motives and allies.