Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.
This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 5. Nearly six months ago, President Obama promised more transparency and tighter policies around targeted killings. In a speech, Obama vowed that the U.S. would only use force against a “continuing and imminent threat to the American people.” It would fire only […]
Tanya Mount, an Army veteran living in Georgia, claims she was banned from her child’s elementary school after the school’s principal found a picture of the veteran’s concealed carry permit on her personal Facebook page. Mount told WRDW-TV, that a police officer working for the Richmond County Board of Education approached her recently at McBean […]
Remember Jay Carney on NBC’s “Morning Joe” last week, telling a former Bush appointee that “only a sliver or cut” of the American population was getting policy cancelation notices thanks to Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all coverage mandates? The comment was intended to diminish the strength of criticisms that President Barack Obama had lied about people getting to […]
Legislation introduced in the Senate this week would add mandatory privacy controls and transparency provisions to existing legislation meant to guide the United States into an era of widespread government and commercial domestic drone use. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has offered the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act as an amendment to the Federal Aviation […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Is it possible that Hillary Clinton’s star among her most ardent political supporters is on the wane? A poll released last week suggests she has lost major clout with the very demographic groups that progressives commonly take for granted: declared Democrats and young people.
Last week, a Florida jury demonstrated that common sense and the rule of law can still prevail when it reinstated Nick Finch as sheriff of Liberty County. Florida Governor Rick Scott had suspended Finch for taking a stand on behalf of the 2nd Amendment.
ProPublica examines the latest bit of fallout from ongoing revelations of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance activities: the National Institute for Standards and Technology is taking a hard look at what it recommends developers do as they attempt to make their software products private and secure for end users. The Federal institute that sets national […]
In this week’s “Texas Straight Talk,” Ron Paul takes a look at the hamster wheel of American interventionist policy in the Middle East and points out its senseless, repetitive, destabilizing influence. Never mind that our leaders know exactly what they’re doing, even if they’ll never admit it. October was Iraq’s deadliest month since April, 2008. […]