Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Democratic operative James Carville suggested that President Barack Obama should take a toke on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack pipe because Ford’s approval ratings are above Obama’s.
A Pew survey released Friday shows Americans are increasingly frustrated not only by President Barack Obama’s overall performance, but by his handling of almost every matter of policy that has confronted his Administration throughout his ineffectual, scandal-plagued fifth year in office. Surprisingly, Obama’s approval on immigration reform has plummeted.
A new report from The Tax Foundation shows that the Federal government redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the Nation’s highest earners in 2012 to the bottom 60 percent of income earners. The upshot? A more government-dependent middle class.
The United States Senate is slated to take up the 2014 iteration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill loaded with hundreds of controversial amendments which sets major policy directives for the Pentagon’s coming year.
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The Federal government doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of limiting its power to spy on American citizens and international neighbors. Perhaps that’s why Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) is looking outside the United States to seek an ally in the fight against unchecked government surveillance — on Monday he asked the European Parliament to […]
Writing Nov. 11 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trevor Timm explains how the NSA has everything to lose if it can’t continue to control its fear-mongering script – a script that calls for broad surveillance powers in order to keep Americans safe from the familiar horrors they’ve seen, over and over, on TV. By Trevor […]
Grandpa’s funeral isn’t the best time for someone to point out his secret drinking problem to family and friends. Similarly, Veterans Day isn’t the best time to publish a screed against the sometimes-well-meaning, sometimes-facile culture of loosely-defined patriotism that permeates American media and feeds public opinion about what our enlisted men and women do, without question, […]
One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price index” (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people’s standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to alter the perceived impact of inflation via the gimmick of “full substitution.” This […]