Last year it was revealed that the IRS used its power to unfairly scrutinize the financials of conservative groups. This year, the agency’s commissioner is on a mission to convince Congress that everyone’s least favorite Federal agency needs more money to do its job. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, now in his third week at the […]
Here’s a handy infographic, courtesy of the people at onlinparalegalprograms.com, that can serve as an informative reference for those who have no idea what to do if they are pulled over by the police. It’s especially useful as a piece of insight into the reality that law enforcement places itself in an implicitly adversarial relationship […]
Remember Fallujah? Shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the U.S. military fired on unarmed protestors, killing as many as 20 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, local Iraqis attacked a convoy of U.S. military contractors, killing four. The U.S. then launched a full attack on Fallujah to regain control, which left perhaps 700 Iraqis dead […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A lawsuit against social media giant Facebook alleges the company has been secretly capturing and storing the contents of users’ private messages in order to share that information with third parties to craft targeted advertising tailored to appeal to members’ most intimate tastes.
In a surprising finding, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., have found that millions of insomniacs may be able to blame their inability to sleep on a daily habit that disrupts brain function.
Magpul, maker of gun accessories like grips, mounts, sights and magazines, was among the first firearms companies to take a principled stand against gun control laws passed last year in Colorado, where the company had done business for the past 14 years.
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Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection valiantly averted a potential threat last week to the Nation’s environment — as well as citizens’ possible overexposure to aesthetics — by destroying 13 rare flutes that, being made of wood and all, ostensibly posed a threat of introducing “exotic plant pathogens” into the ecosystem. The flutes, hand-made […]
Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents. Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, […]