As leaks and document releases about the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices continue to make headlines, it’s become clear that even the people running the spy agency are baffled by the scope of the privacy intrusions carried out by the government.
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.
The quickly-organized “2 Million Bikers To D.C.” rally didn’t deliver anywhere near that many patriotic motorcycle enthusiasts to a Sept. 11 rally in the Nation’s capital city. But the event did turn out tens of thousands of bikers, who vastly outnumbered the two dozen or so supporters of the competing “Million American March Against Fear” […]
A day after President Barack Obama’s White House address that did not rule out the prospect of a U.S. military strike against the Syrian government, a Senate resolution to authorize action sits tabled. But that isn’t stopping a handful of lawmakers to advocate for an attack— with or without Congressional approval. “Congress stands ready to […]
This post, written by John P. Chochran, originally appeared on the Ludwig von Mises Institute website on September 11. Paul Krugman has recently been critical of Friedman (and Phelps), the Phillips curve, and the Natural Unemployment Rate (NUR) theory in the process of arguing that due to the recent Great Recession, the accompanying financial crisis, […]
The famed Chicago, Toronto and Hollywood based comedy improve group Second City has released a video that paints a riotously realistic portrait of the ill-informed President Barack Obama supporter. In a recent sketch, Obama supporters ask for help crowdfunding a Kickstarter to make Obama’s war with Syria a reality. The campaign is called: “The Americans […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
In May, President Barack Obama said al-Qaida was so thoroughly vanquished that the time had come for the United States to rethink its model for counterterrorism. But a new report shows a stark contrast between what Obama has been telling Americans about al-Qaida and what his intelligence team has been telling him.
Independent media outlet Boiling Frogs has criticized ProPublica, which bills itself as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest,” claiming that the nonprofit took millions of dollars in funding from undisclosed donors over a period of three years.
If there’s a poll out there with the words “President Barack Obama” in it, there’s a good chance it’s attended by words like “only,” “plummets,” “dips,” “sinks,” “dives” and “free fall.” A poll released late Monday shows Americans’ regard for Obama has reached an all-time low: Only 40 percent approve of the job the President is doing.