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Mises: Social Security Is The Most Successful Ponzi Scheme in History

This article, written by Pepperdine University economics professor Gary Galles, was originally published by Mises on Nov. 22. “We paid our Social Security and Medicare taxes; we earned our benefits.” It is that belief among senior citizens that President Obama was pandering to when, in his second inaugural address, he claimed that those programs “strengthen […]

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Fifty years ago, the Nation mourned the death of its Presidency. Today, Americans are mourning the imminent death of our healthcare system as we know it. It’s said that humor takes the sting out of death, so we present our favorite political cartoons of the week.

Dem Senator Calls For More ‘Nuking’; Obama’s Iron Grip On Photo Ops; A Single Obamacare ‘Success’ Story; EPA Wants To Be In Your Backyard; Concealed Carry Foils ‘Knock Out’ Game – Friday Morning News Roundup 11-22-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Report: Wealthy Nations Have Too Many People On Antidepressants

Report: Wealthy Nations Have Too Many People On Antidepressants

The developed world has seen an immense increase in the use of antidepressant drugs as prescriptions for nonessential, quality-of-life medications continue to fly out of physicians’ hands. A new report raises “concerns about [the] appropriateness” of overprescribing these types of medications.

Former Google CEO: Encryption Could Eradicate Internet Censorship Within A Decade

Former Google CEO: Encryption Could Eradicate Internet Censorship Within A Decade

During a lecture at Johns Hopkins University this week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt offered some good news for people around the world concerned about government censorship of the Internet. The tech expert said that advances in encryption could eliminate the threat within 10 years.

House Blocks Obama Administration’s Fracking Regulations

House Blocks Obama Administration’s Fracking Regulations

In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives decided Wednesday to block White House regulations on fracking (hydraulic fracturing), citing the fact that States already regulate the practice and that an extra layer of Federal red tape will only slow America’s re-emerging oil and natural gas economy.

They Know What They’re Doing, And They Think It’s Funny

They Know What They’re Doing, And They Think It’s Funny

When a New York Times photojournalist accused Barack Obama’s White House of controlling the media like Russia does, Press Secretary Jay Carney laughed in his face. What more should we expect from such a scandal-plagued, secretive Administration?

Senate Changes Filibuster Rules; Obama’s Name Disappears From Healthcare Overhaul; Cruz Says Fixing Obamacare Is As Simple As Expanding Competition; GOP Governors Rebrand, Seek Distance From D.C.— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-21-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Ted Cruz’ Answer To Obamacare: ‘Expand Competition’

In a sometimes-fiery exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dodged ad hominem insults to bring out a point that’s so far fallen on deaf ears – both among Congressional Democrats, as well as the moderate Republicans who prefer staging political stalemates to shaping meaningful policy reforms. His point? Conservatives have been […]

No Wonder The White House Won’t Say Obamacare: Mentioning Obama’s Name Along With Healthcare Reform Causes Drop In Already Low Approval

The White House said Thursday that it had not abandoned the term “Obamacare” despite widespread media acknowledgement that the President has increasingly preferred the term “Affordable Care Act” when referring to his mismanaged healthcare overhaul. “No, I think the president has taken on that — you know, that was a label that was applied by […]


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