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Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection valiantly averted a potential threat last week to the Nation’s environment — as well as citizens’ possible overexposure to aesthetics — by destroying 13 rare flutes that, being made of wood and all, ostensibly posed a threat of introducing “exotic plant pathogens” into the ecosystem. The flutes, hand-made […]
Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents. Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, […]
A year ago, it might’ve been cool. What child doesn’t want to hear Mickey Mouse say “Happy birthday, Johnny!” without first having to be prompted by Mom and Dad. It’s the magic of Disney, after all. Only in today’s post-National Security Agency scandal world, it isn’t cool. In fact, it’s downright creepy. Disney plans to […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing a series of year-in-review posts that focus on different aspects of the highly-publicized clash between government surveillance and individual freedoms in 2013. This one, by EFF’s Hanni Fakhoury, shows that the political will to protect Americans’ Constitutional rights against illegal searches and seizures has largely resided with State governments […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
When researcher at the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Christian University took a look at how eating behavior affects how much we eat, they made surprising observations. And you can use their findings to slim your waistline.
The White House has repeatedly tweaked “law of the land” Obamacare. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, 11 U.S. attorneys general contend that the Administration’s actions are “flatly illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.”
An essay written late last month by Gloria J. Brown, a Constitutional law professor at John Jay College in New York, is littered with examples of the flawed logic progressives often employ to lay blame for the left’s political failings on white conservatives.
Has the National Security Administration (NSA) been changing the amounts held in the financial accounts of people it targets? The question would seem absurd if it were not for a 308-page report on the NSA that was released on Dec. 12 by an official White House panel.