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EFF’s Suggestions For Government Surveillance Oversight

This piece, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation Legal Director and Legislative Analyst Mark M. Jaycox, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on April 23. EFF recently filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) concerning Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FAA), one of the key statutes under which […]

Debate Over Federal Land Heats Up In West

This article, written by Rob Nikolewski, was originally published by on April 23. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may have brought the fight to the forefront, but western States’ public officials for some time have battled to get control of Federal lands back in the hands of the States. Officials from nine States gathered in Salt […]

Another Low Attack On Black Conservatives From The Left

Taking the left’s attacks on black conservatives to a new low, Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn urged supporters to read a shockingly stupid article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with Nazis. In a tweet that has since been deleted, Quinn’s campaign directed his Twitter followers to a Chicago Sun Times column penned […]

More Americans Support Keystone XL than Ever Before

As the Obama Administration continues to delay a decision about whether the Keystone XL pipeline will be approved, support for the pipeline is higher than ever before among likely U.S. voters. According to a Rasmussen poll, 61 percent of Americans support the building of the pipeline which would pump oil from Canada to Texas, creating […]

In Animals, Bigger Brain Means More Self-Control

BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI) — If brain size dictates self-control, what does that say about America, the second most obese nation in the world? Unfortunately, scientists didn’t broach that topic. But they did undertake a series of experiments that suggests if squirrels had easy access to Big Macs and extra-large fries, they’d probably be even fatter […]

Florida Elementary School Stops Serving Mountain Dew Before Standardized Tests

MELBOURNE, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida elementary school has decided to stop letting students “Do the Dew” prior to taking standardized tests. Administrators at Creel Elementary have decided to cease their long-standing practice of serving Mountain Dew prior to administering the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The school had been giving students about three tablespoons of […]

Vermont Library Locking Public Restrooms Because Needles Are Clogging The Drains

BURLINGTON, Vt. (UPI) — A Vermont library is locking the doors on its public restrooms — and it’s not because people are bringing in books to read on the toilet. Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library is putting its restrooms on lockdown after having problems with hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia clogging the drains. Once locksmiths […]

Woman Accused Of Threatening Husband With Car After Argument About Her Driving Skills

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) — A Tennessee woman was arrested on Sunday after Easter services when she allegedly tried to hit her husband with a car following an argument they had about her driving skills. Sarai Longhenry’s husband told Clarksville Police that she was “driving erratically with him and their daughter in the car” while they […]

80-Year-Old Woman Has Worked At The Same Michigan KFC For More Than 50 Years

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (UPI) — An 80-year-old Michigan woman has been working at the same KFC location for more than 50 years, long enough that she was once even able to meet “The Colonel,” Harland Sanders. Marylou Ausborne describes Colonel Sanders as “a wonderful man” who was “just great.” She’s been working at the fast food […]

13-Year-Old Pulled Over For Serving As Designated Driver For Drunken Missouri Dad

FORISTELL, Mo. (UPI) — A Missouri dad is facing charges after police pulled over his 13-year-old son on Saturday night after they observed a pickup truck swerving on Interstate 70 eastbound. David Mooneyham, who was in the passenger seat, had asked the boy to act as his designated driver because he was drunk. It was […]


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