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Facebook Fans: Be Sure Facebook Doesn’t Hide Our Content From You!

Facebook Fans: Be Sure Facebook Doesn’t Hide Our Content From You!

A recent rule change made by Facebook restricts the amount of content our fans — and the fans of various other independent publishers — see on their timelines. This means that readers who want to be sure not to miss our Facebook posts must make changes to their profile settings.

Here Are The Republicans Who Helped Pass The $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Here Are The Republicans Who Helped Pass The $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

We all know that no one — Republican or Democrat — who voted to pass the Omnibus Appropriations Bill last week read even a sliver of what’s inside the 1,500-page government purchase order. But we do know who the nominal “conservatives” are in the Senate who voted for it anyway.

Why Doesn’t The Fed Lend Each Of Us $10 million?

Why Doesn’t The Fed Lend Each Of Us $10 million?

Sheila Baer, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the Crash of 2008, was a lonely voice of sanity at that time. In 2012, she wrote an article for The Washington Post poking fun at the Fed for what it had been doing. It was entitled “Fix Inequality With $10 Million Loans For Everyone.”

Calling Out Obama’s False Climate Change Claims

Calling Out Obama’s False Climate Change Claims

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) went off Friday on President Barack Obama’s continued reliance on a false climate change narrative, telling a Senate committee the President is more or less lying by repeating disproved, dire claims that global temperatures are on an irrevocable upward surge.

Obama Likes His NSA – And He’s Keeping It; 1st Amendment Victory For Citizen Journalists; New Mexico Cops Settle With Victim Of Illegal Anal Probe; Examining Obama’s Lies On How He Spies; Friday Funnies – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-17-2014

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Critics: Obama Likes His NSA, And He’s Keeping It

President Barack Obama’s announced changes to the National Security Agency Friday were dismissed by many privacy advocates, tech companies and politicians as do-nothing measures to preserve the surveillance state status quo. Instead of the strong renouncement of the National Security Agency’s intrusive spy tactics critics had hoped for, the President delivered a handful flaccid half […]

Victory For Citizen Journalism: Court Sides With Bloggers In 1st Amendment Challenge

An appeals court has tossed out a lower court’s finding that would have denied bloggers the same 1st Amendment protections afforded to mainstream journalists. That’s an enormous victory for citizen journalism, as well as for the essential right of every American to freely and plainly speak (and write) his mind. In taking up an appeal […]

New Mexico Man Violated By Police In Illegal Anal Probe Settles For $1.6 Million

In November, we told you about the New Mexico man who was suing two municipalities and one hospital for participating in a thorough – and we do mean thorough – body cavity search without probable cause, without a legal warrant, and without finding any drugs on him – or in him. Now that man can […]

ProPublica Examines Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance

by Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2014, 7 a.m. Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs. Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Obama has offered his own defenses of the programs. But not all of the president’s claims […]

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Oh là là! An exposé published last Friday alleged French President François Hollande has been having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet for two years. The news was too much for the French first lady, Hollande’s partner of several years, Valérie Trierweiler. Reportedly, she took one pill too many and has been hospitalized ever since. […]

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