With the help of an inflow of Federal funds, Virginia officials are making moves to develop a master identity database of residents using Department of Motor Vehicle records as its core. Critics worry that the database could be abused.
For decades, officials throughout the world have attempted to curb the supply of illicit drugs with a combination of prohibition and heavy-handed law enforcement tactics. In the United States, billions of dollars have been pumped into local law enforcement agencies and millions of nonviolent offenders imprisoned in an effort to quell drug supply.
The Democratic National Committee, which sets the party’s National platform, plots out election strategy and sits atop its fundraising hierarchy, is nearly broke. In fact, the DNC is so deep in the hole that it’s having to negotiate delinquent vendor payments on a case-by-case basis.
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“We support the federal government. That’s our job. That’s what we do,” Reid said in a speech encouraging Republicans to bow to Democrat demands. H/T: The Weekly Standard
To make the controversial government shutdown affect the American public in ways that probably weren’t necessary, several Federal agencies were advised by the White House to either shut websites down completely or display static homepages with disclaimers that information would not be updated. Meanwhile, websites for the newly opened Obamacare exchange remained open—they just don’t […]
Here’s Al Gore, fresh from a face peel, talking to a sympathetic interviewer about the prospect of civilization shutting itself down within the next century under the crippling weight of manmade global warming – if we don’t do something to un-hack our “democracy” and take carbon production out of the hands of evil corporate special […]
All the money and effort that went into the creation of propagandist signs informing visitors to the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, D.C. monuments and other Federal properties that the big, bad government shutdown has crippled the U.S. Parks Service thankfully won’t go to waste. President Barack Obama quickly rejected a proposal by House Republicans […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Many studies indicate that being married does good things for men’s health. Married men may live longer and healthier lives. But that begs the question: What happens to the longevity and well-being of men who get divorced?