A Portland, Ore.-based group of young American musicians — all of Asian descent — can’t give their band the name they’ve been fighting for since 2009. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the name because of sensitivity concerns. These guys have been trying for four years, without success, to trademark the name “The Slants.”
Would you sign a petition advocating for the expansion of America’s “Nazi-style Orwellian police state” to “just watch over everybody and keep them safe”? Unfortunately, not everyone cares about freedom, and some people will happily sign over any semblance of liberty to government officials in return for the promise of safety.
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Washington, DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by Congressional leaders behind closed doors, and was rushed through Congress before most members had time to read it. Now […]
Consumer Reports has bailed on Obamacare, at least for now. The consumer advocate magazine is cautioning would-be volunteers who wish to enroll in overpriced government-managed health coverage to “stay away” from the bug-ridden rabbit hole at www.healthcare.gov. “If all this is too much for you to absorb, follow our previous advice: Stay away from Healthcare.gov […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced a Constitutional amendment that would forbid Congress to pass any law that doesn’t apply equally to the American public, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive branch. Paul’s proposed the Amendment due to contention over Obamacare provisions and an Office of Personnel management ruling which allow lawmakers and their […]
According to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, there are only two Brigades ready to answer a deployment call on short notice – a symptom, he says, of sequestration constraints that particularly affect the military. Speaking at an Army conference Monday, Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the Army is currently struggling […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Police in Dallas are being investigated for shooting a mentally ill man who they allege approached officers with a knife raised. But a video of the incident shows that the man did not take a single step before being gunned down by the officers.
Government dysfunction has pushed the value of the U.S. dollar near its lowest point of the year against the euro. Meanwhile, the price of U.S. Treasury debt has skyrocketed to its highest point since January.