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Grudging Harvard Prof: Tea Party Is Here To Stay

Despite all the mainstream media punditry that’s ready to shovel dirt over the casket of grass-roots conservatism and truly liberal (as opposed to radical progressive) thought, at least one Harvard professor thinks the Tea Party isn’t going away anytime soon. Harvard sociology professor Theda Skocpol actually believes Americans are more fed up today with the […]

Former Air Force Analyst: Drone Pilots Can’t Tell The Difference Between A Shovel And A Weapon

When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re piloting a lethal drone, everyone looks like a dangerous militant. That is, according to a former employee of the U.S. drone program. In a commentary published in Sunday’s The Guardian, former U.S. Air Force imagery analyst Heather Linebaugh offers a firs-hand account […]

Ron Paul Straight Talk: Government Policies Hurt Low-Wage Workers

Fast-food workers across the county have recently held a number of high profile protests to agitate for higher wages. These protests have been accompanied by efforts to increase the wages mandated by state and local minimum wage laws, as well as a renewed push in some States and localities to pass “living wage” laws. President […]

Obamacare Lags; The Tea Party’s Staying Power; NYT’s Benghazi Blinders; Terror In Russia; Ted Cruz On Track To Renounce His Canadian Citizenship – Monday Morning News Roundup 12-30-2013

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

Chamber Of Commerce, GOP Establishment Gear Up For Assault On Tea Party

Chamber Of Commerce, GOP Establishment Gear Up For Assault On Tea Party

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to spend at least $50 million in an effort to embolden the campaigns of establishment Republicans running in primaries against more conservative GOP candidates leading up to the 2014 elections.

Run On Guns In California As New Registry Deadline Approaches

Run On Guns In California As New Registry Deadline Approaches

California residents are lining up to beat a new ban on unregistered shotguns and rifles, as a law that creates a State registry for long guns is set to go into effect at the start of the new year. The law, passed in 2011, basically treats all long guns sold after Jan. 1, 2014 as handguns.

Say Goodbye To Incandescent Bulbs As Government Ban Takes Effect

Say Goodbye To Incandescent Bulbs As Government Ban Takes Effect

A law signed by President George W. Bush is set to enter its final phase in a long-term plan by Congress to phase the simple incandescent light bulb out of existence. Starting in 2014, you won’t be able to legally get your hands on household 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs.

FBI Allows Informants To Commit Thousands Of Crimes; Judge Rules NSA Spying Constitutional; Nikki Haley’s Gun Post Ignites Social Media Duel; Friday Cartoon Roundup; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-27-2013

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

Lie To Government To Get $19 Million Grant, Get Caught, Don’t Go To Jail

In a case the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is calling the biggest instance of research fraud in more than 20 years, an Iowa State University researcher has admitted to lying about a breakthrough AIDS vaccine that, he falsely claimed, could utilize rabbit blood’s disease-fighting properties to cure human patients. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han was able […]

FBI Allows Informants To Commit Thousands Of Crimes

It is widely known that the FBI allows its informants to commit crimes as the agency uses the individuals for investigative purposes. But it might happen more often than most people think. According to a report, the FBI allowed at least 5,939 instances of law violations during 2012 and informants were allowed to break the […]

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