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Cops Arrest Kids For Following Coach’s Orders To Wait At Bus Stop

After police in Rochester, New York threatened to arrest three Edison Tech High School athletes who were dutifully waiting for a bus their coach had scheduled for them, the kids didn’t know where to turn. They knew the bus was coming, but they had police telling them their presence at a public bus stop was […]

Does Video Surveillance Of A Home For A Month Violate The 4th Amendment

This article, originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury. Just because a jogger can see the outside of your home on a public street doesn’t mean you’ve surrendered all your privacy expectations in the home. However, that seemingly obvious concept is being put to the test in a federal […]

Mises Fellow Explains The United States’ Senseless Prohibition Of Hemp

This article, written by Ludwig von Mises Institute senior resident fellow Mark Thornton, originally appeared on the Mises Institute’s website. Hemp is a plant from the cannabis family that is often closely associated with marijuana. Marijuana or Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa can contain high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is a psychoactive component of […]

Will Obamacare Hand GOP The Senate?; Doctors Turn To Politics; Israelis Move Right; Issa Says FBI Stonewalling IRS Scandal; France, Bob Dylan And Free Speech – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 12-3-2013

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

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

A group of students from Iowa State University wanted to form an ISU Digital Freedom group. Despite their simple goal of fostering a healthy conversation around freedom-enhancing software, the university administration denied them official recognition.

SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Case On Internet Sales Tax

SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Case On Internet Sales Tax

Cyber Monday shoppers who chose to shop online in part to avoid paying sales tax may have dodged that bullet for the last time. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case that concerned a dispute over sales tax between online retailers and States seeking revenues from online sales.

Surveillance Champion Feinstein: Government Hasn’t Made America Safer

Surveillance Champion Feinstein: Government Hasn’t Made America Safer

Congressional intelligence hawks like Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are quick to defend spying on American citizens. But over the weekend, she admitted that despite the ongoing attacks on Americans’ Constitutional rights, Americans are no safer than they were years ago.

Double Whammy: Obamacare Might As Well Be A Minimum Wage Hike For Businesses — In Addition To The Real One He’s Supporting

Double Whammy: Obamacare Might As Well Be A Minimum Wage Hike For Businesses — In Addition To The Real One He’s Supporting

President Barack Obama is on board with fellow Democrats who want to raise the National minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. But even if he doesn’t get his way, the President has already effectively laid the same financial burden on employers, without benefiting actual employees, thanks to Obamacare.

UPS Spouses Lose Coverage To Obamacare; When Will The President Sign Up?; Young Americans Least Familiar With Healthcare Changes; White House Touts Food Stamps For Benefitting Economy; Is It Time To Change Relations With Iran?; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 12-2-2013

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

White House: Food Stamps Grow The Economy; Conservatives Want To Starve Children

The White House posted a special Thanksgiving message to all Americans last week, using the traditional turkey day graphical motifs and autumnal colors. But the message wasn’t one of gratitude – it was one of progressive guilt. According to the infographic, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which has enrolled 16 million new dependents since […]

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