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Cartoonists From Around The World Say ‘Nanu Nanu’ To Robin Williams

This week, the world became less funny. Robin Williams succumbed to the mental illness that had lurked in the shadows of his entire adult life. He took a pocketknife and a belt, and he stopped the pain he had tried so hard to hide. Like so many tortured creative geniuses before him, Williams left this […]

Former DARPA Director Broke Ethics Rules By Encouraging Government Funds Flow To Company She Founded

Former DARPA Director Broke Ethics Rules By Encouraging Government Funds Flow To Company She Founded

Regina Dugan, the former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been scolded in a U.S. Inspector General’s report for improperly granting her blessing to agency contracts that were awarded to a company she had previously founded — and in which she continues to hold a financial share.

Publisher Frets Over Proposed Bergdahl Book Because Conservatives Would Use It ‘Against Obama’

Publisher Frets Over Proposed Bergdahl Book Because Conservatives Would Use It ‘Against Obama’

A proposal for a book that would share the views of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former platoon mates has found tough sledding with at least one publisher, who worries that such a work would give conservatives another tool with which to criticize President Barack Obama.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-14-2014: Golfers Ticked After Being Frisked For Obama; Rand Paul, A New Kind Of Republican; Obama Says Strikes Broke ISIS Mountain Siege; Why The Kurds Are Losing Ground; NAFTA Turns 20; Important Words On Race And Responsibility

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A Look Into The Islamic State’s Power – And The Powerlessness Of Its Native Enemies

A Look Into The Islamic State’s Power – And The Powerlessness Of Its Native Enemies

While U.S. airstrikes have had some effect – it’s not known how great – on the Islamic State’s jabs into mountainous territory where fleeing Iraqi civilians have stranded themselves in flight before a murderous land grab, many outside observers have been surprised at the relative ineffectiveness of Kurdish forces in the region at beating back […]

Analysis: With Ferguson Essay, Rand Paul Proves A Very Different Republican

Analysis: With Ferguson Essay, Rand Paul Proves A Very Different Republican

Win or lose — and there’s no question he’s running — Rand Paul has firmly established himself as the most intriguing Republican eying the White House in 2016. Thursday brought fresh evidence as the Kentucky senator leaped headlong into the racial cauldron that is Ferguson, Mo., with a bluntly stated Time magazine essay on the […]

Report: Crony Capitalism Alive And Well As NAFTA Turns 20

Reporter Charlie LeDuff of “The Americans” explains how the North American Free Trade Agreement has caused problems for workers in the U.S. and Mexico. While corporations have made billions shipping jobs south of the border, the poor wages they provide in Mexico and South America are driving up illegal immigration to the U.S.

Martha’s Vineyard Golfers Frisked Without Warning So Obama Can Play Through

Martha’s Vineyard Golfers Frisked Without Warning So Obama Can Play Through

Rich guys hanging out on the golf course at the Vineyard Golf Club were surprised this week when they were suddenly approached by law enforcement – members of President Barack Obama’s security detail – and frisked without warning. It was to ensure the safety of the President, who is vacationing and golfing at a rented […]

Officials: It’s ‘Objectively Reasonable’ For Cops To Terrorize Innocent Civilians

Officials: It’s ‘Objectively Reasonable’ For Cops To Terrorize Innocent Civilians

A lawsuit filed by an Indiana resident who was the victim of a botched SWAT raid is being challenged on the grounds that it is “objectively reasonable” for law enforcement officials to carry out potentially deadly operations based on faulty intelligence.

Another Fail For Bloomberg’s Gun Control Spending Strategy

Another Fail For Bloomberg’s Gun Control Spending Strategy

Another state-level candidate has failed to cross the finish line, this time in a sheriff’s race pitting a candidate backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg against the incumbent sheriff.

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