The following is a selection from a speech by Mises Institute President Jeff Deist at the Southwest Regional Mises Circle in Houston, “The Police State: Know It When You See It,” on January 18, 2014. Today when we use the term peace officer, it sounds antiquated and outdated. I’m sure most people in the room […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who can’t decide if he wants to anger Kentucky’s fiscal conservatives by directly insulting them or merely by being patronizing, is already facing a significant primary challenge from the right this year.
Need another reason to stay away from Obamacare? How about the fact that signing up for health insurance through Healthcare.gov or any of the State-run insurance websites is likely to compound your chances of being targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service?
More Americans are unhappy with the Nation’s system of government and its inefficiency than at any other time in more than a decade. Gallup found that 65 percent of Americans are unsatisfied with the government in its annual “Mood of the Nation” poll.
Industries that can no longer operate with an acceptable profit margin in the United States because of regulatory burdens simply move to places with fewer regulatory headaches. One good example of a prime destination for regulation-weary industries is China.
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By exploiting the voice control feature that is standard on many computers, smartphones and tablets, hackers can turn Google Chrome into a listening device to record your conversations without your knowledge, according to a web developer. The developer, an employee at a start-up in Tel Aviv and an authority in voice recognition technology, explained on […]
Last year, NBC News anchorman David Gregory almost got in trouble with the law for waving a 30-round ammunition magazine in front of the camera during an interview with NRA leader Wayne LaPierre on “Meet the Press.” The show was being broadcast from Washington, D.C., where it’s illegal under local law to possess even an […]
Senator Tim Scott (S.C.), the only black Republican in the upper Congressional chamber, was maligned by a representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and essentially called an Uncle Tom for his conservative leanings. On Sunday, Rev. William Barber II, president of the N.C. NAACP, told a gathering of 300 parishioners […]