Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A consortium of at least 500 leading authors around the world is condemning the National Security Agency’s actions and calling for new global privacy protections for the digital age. In a petition the writers request that the United Nations take steps to create an international bill of digital rights.
If you’re tired of regaining weight each time you take off pounds, you’re not alone. Almost everyone puts the pounds back on after a diet. But researchers have found ways to improve the odds of getting slender and staying slender.
The Transportation Security Administration averted a potential tragedy last week when a security agent in St. Louis managed to confiscate a 2-inch toy pistol from the holster of one air passenger’s sock monkey puppet before she boarded her plane.
Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is becoming something of a character in a modern parable as Congress continues to quarrel over the legality of aspects of the Nation’s burgeoning surveillance state.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will hand the city’s leadership to Bill de Blasio in three weeks, is making a last-minute push that, if successful, will force all children who attend public schools or licensed daycares to get annual flu vaccinations – regardless of their parents’ possible objections. The New York City Board […]
There are pictures of First Lady Michelle Obama looking nonplussed as her husband yaks it up with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. There’s an Obama selfie, taken with Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. There’s a picture of Obama deferentially shaking hands with budding Cuban dictator Raul Castro; another of Obama and de facto […]
In what constitutes yet another shining example of an utter lack of common sense in the hallways of America’s public schools, a 6-year-old Cañon City, Colorado, boy’s expressions of puppy love to a willing recipient have earned him a “sexual harassment” stamp on his school permanent record. Hunter Yelton, a first grader who counts science […]
This article, written by the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Germany executive director Andreas Marquart, was originally published on the Institute’s website on Dec. 7. If one looks at the current paper money system and its negative social and social-political effects, the question must arise: where are the protests by the supporters and protectors of social […]