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Ted Cruz Hits The President On Drug Law; Janet Yellen Sworn In At Fed; The Most And Least Religious States; The Continued Al-Qaida Threat; Pete Seeger And The NSA— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 2-3-2014

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Ted Cruz: Libertarians Should Be ‘Dismayed’ By Obama’s Selective Enforcement Of Drug Law

President Obama is cementing his legacy, in part, by infamously declining to enforce portions of the law while doubling down on other portions he’s passionate about. The best-reported example is, of course, his à-la-carte menu-picking of Obamacare’s many timed mandates, but there are others. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sat down with Reason TV last week […]

EFF: What Pete Seeger Can Teach Us About The NSA

This article, written by EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, was originally published by the organization on Feb. 1. Editor’s Note: Many of Personal Liberty’s readers likely disagree with the late Pete Seeger’s political positions. But as Americans are increasingly confronted with government intrusions on privacy, Seeger’s reaction to government prying in his personal life is […]

Ron Paul Straight Talk: The Continuing Al-Qaida Threat

Appearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified that he could not say the threat from al-Qaida is any less today than it was ten years ago. It was a shocking admission. Does he mean that the trillions of dollars spent fighting the war on terrorism have resulted […]

Barack Takes ‘Action’ Cues From Wife; Obama’s Strange Reversal; ‘None Of The Above’ An Option For Voters?; Unions Turn On Democrats; Christie At CPAC – Monday Morning News Roundup 2-3-2014

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

TSA Employee Pens Article That Should Kill TSA

TSA Employee Pens Article That Should Kill TSA

For years, conservative media outlets have been chronicling the abuses of the Transportation Security Administration only to be derided as conspiracy theorists by TSA and other government officials. But an article by former TSA screener Jason Harrington reveals that TSA critics have been right all along.

Residents Accuse Police Of Roadside Strip Searches In Georgia

Residents Accuse Police Of Roadside Strip Searches In Georgia

Residents approached Atlanta media last week to complain about illegal roadside strip searches at the hands of multiple police departments in Georgia. A subsequent investigative report confirmed their allegations.

Common Sense Missing From Minority Student Proposal At University Of Minnesota

Common Sense Missing From Minority Student Proposal At University Of Minnesota

But a consortium of minority student groups at the University of Minnesota, in a fit of confusing “racial” with “racist,” is putting heavy pressure on the school’s administrators to withhold from future campus crime alerts any description of a suspect’s race.

Free Sgt. Star: Army Ignores FOIA Request for Artificial Intelligence Records

Free Sgt. Star: Army Ignores FOIA Request for Artificial Intelligence Records

Sgt. Star is a chatbot that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to help with recruitment efforts. Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request with the Army to see if EFF could obtain him, or elements of him, through the Freedom of Information Act.

Teach Kids To Handle— Not Fear— Guns; America More Conservative Than Liberal; GOP Candidate Runs For Congress In Four Different States; Friday Funnies— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-31-2014

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