If you started a company with a fully subsidized startup cost and were granted free publicity months ahead of your product launch that got your product in front of every eligible buyer in the United States, would you be disappointed when your product achieved a 3 percent market share in its first month?
On Tuesday, a coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum joined forces to launch the Turn It Off campaign, an effort to undermine the National Security Agency’s ability to monitor Americans’ phone calls and emails through a variety of State and local efforts.
A recent report shows the total debt load borne by borrowers of Federal student loans has increased 463 percent since President Barack Obama began his first term. And it grew at a rate that outpaced student borrowing in the George W. Bush era by more than 500 percent.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the authority charged with providing oversight of reconstruction efforts in the war-torn nation, suggests that American taxpayers have paid more than $150 million to 43 Mideast companies with strong ties to terrorism.
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Three takeaways here: One – the Federal government can build a complex networked database that handles high volumes if it wants to; Two – Healthcare.gov isn’t experiencing high volumes of traffic by any applicable standard; and Three – people are a hell of a lot more interested in buying guns than they are in buying […]
A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield claimed that because local police “need the ability to enforce the state law” which “requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away […]
A new survey conducted by a leading literary organization finds that the recent revelations of pervasive spying on American citizens have had a chilling effect on the intellectual freedom, creativity and social discourse of American writers. The PEN American Center, a nonprofit literary group, partnered with the FDR Group to produce the report titled “Chilling […]
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is breaking rank with the Obama Administration by throwing her support behind a bill that would require insurers to continue offering coverage to current customers who are happy with their existing health plans. Feinstein said today she’s co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) because, well, it forces the Obama […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.