Now that U.S.-based technological service providers are legally free to disclose some information on how frequently the National Security Agency is demanding backdoor, secret access to private user accounts, we’re starting to gain some idea of the scope of the NSA’s domestic spying activities.
According to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office this week, Obamacare “will raise effective tax rates on earnings from labor,” while also creating incentive for some Americans to sign up for government benefits instead of seeking employment.
President Barack Obama has launched into a full-scale public relations campaign to get the Nation on board for a government-backed closing of the wealth gap — one that can be accomplished only by a wholesale redistribution of private wealth.
Powerful and iconic, tanks are still used in some military applications but on nowhere near the scale they once were. And even in the event of a more traditional military conflict involving the United States, many military officials say that the tank would remain second choice to many new military advances.
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If you’re among those Americans who believe the government hasn’t evolved past the days when it resorted to rounding up entire categories of people and holding them captive for the sake of political expediency, you’re in good company. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia agrees. Speaking Monday at the University of Hawaii, Scalia addressed the High […]
This essay, written by John P. Cochran, was originally published by Mises Daily on Feb. 4. As Chairman Bernanke’s reign at the Fed comes to an end, the Wall Street Journal provides its assessment of “The Bernanke Legacy.” Overall the Journal does a reasonable job on both Greenspan and Bernanke, especially compared to the “effusive […]
Many conservatives have been thinking it, but leave it to rocker-turned-pundit Ted Nugent to say it: The Republican Party needs to grow a pair. In what was likely a reference to the GOP’s post-State of the Union hints that the Party plans to move forward with a more hopeful message and a kinder, gentler approach […]
Reddit AMAs and Google hangouts are always tricky things for high-profile people who, unlike the Sofia Vergaras and Ted Nugents of the world, can’t (or won’t) simply open up and speak plainly about who they are and what they think – opinions be damned. When you’re the President, equivocation in an unscripted setting can spell […]
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who published the initial reports on the National Security Agency’s spy tactics, was accused by a top lawmaker on Tuesday of personally profiting from selling the information provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. “For personal gain, he’s now selling his access to information, that’s how they’re terming it…. A thief selling stolen material […]