A Pennsylvania nurse faced a choice: Accept a mandatory flu vaccine in order to comply with workplace policy, or decline the vaccine and be at ease that she wasn’t doing anything to endanger her pregnancy — after two previous miscarriages. She chose not to receive the vaccine, and she was fired.
From the revelations of National Security Agency spying to the government shutdown, the first year of President Barack Obama’s second term brought endless political quarreling and scandal and illustrated the massive disconnect between Washington and Main Street. In 2014, the Administration could be forced to reap what it has sewn.
Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year, but you aren’t really sure what that means and you’re worried about how much it might cost? Good news! Here’s a guide to the eating plan that can both save your health and save your pocketbook.
Are you ready to greet 2014 with more government? Not surprisingly, the government is. From municipalities to States to the whole Nation, plenty of new laws and policy tweaks will be in effect by the time you read this. Will any of them affect you?
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic organization that promotes and defends traditional Catholic education, issued a statement in which it proffered secular and spiritual concerns about Common Core standards and urged Catholic educators to consider some of the curriculum’s most egregious affronts to the faith-based community.
We’ve reported this year on plenty of outrageous crimes for which cops have received little or no punishment. Such was the case of Milwaukee officer Michael Vagnini, who was sentenced to 26 months in prison earlier this year for conducting a series of illegal strip searches over the course of at least two years.
If you got a shiny new computer for Christmas, you may want to check it for bugs. A report from the German magazine Der Spiegel details how the NSA sometimes intercepts computer deliveries in order to plant spyware to monitor user activity and gain backdoor access to the electronics.
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.
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 […]