This piece, compiled by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 24. Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began unveiling its effort to fix Healthcare.gov, the home for the federal insurance marketplace. Part of that was a blog post soliciting comments from folks who have tried the site. […]
This article, written by senior resident fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Mark Thornton, was originally published by Mises on Oct. 24. I recently experienced severe pain in my feet, particularly in the big toes. In my imagination it felt like my feet had been run over by a truck and that several of […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Though news of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year has been pushed off of the front page of most newspapers for several months due to a number of government scandals and failings, new polling indicates that a majority of people in the Nation believe that the Barack Obama Administration has something to hide with relation to the attack.
A court has ruled that the secret placement of a global positioning system (GPS) device on a suspect’s car constitutes a search under the 4th Amendment, and that law enforcement cannot track suspects in such a manner without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause.
Police in Northern California shot a 13-year-old boy to death Tuesday after spotting the youngster walking through a residential area with a toy rifle reportedly resembling an AK-47. This incident is only the latest in a long list of incidents involving panicky adults assuming the very worst at the sight of children playing with toy guns.
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A Virginia woman who fired a legally-owned handgun into the air to scare away a group of boys who were attacking her daughter was arrested by local police Saturday for reckless use of a weapon. A day after the mother’s “reckless” attempt to protect her daughter – whom one of the boys had begun punching […]
In July of 2010, President Barack Obama explained HealthCare.gov, the new consumer website “that helps you take control of your health care coverage.” The site, it seems, worked back then. Today, the site is so broken that the President and Congressional Democrats are hinting at the idea of delaying key Obamacare provisions: Via MarketWatch: The […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to pack on new regulatory muscle any day now, as the announced end-of-October deadline for new regulations against the so-called “electronic cigarette” industry approaches. The FDA is attempting an end run around an earlier Federal court decision that shot down the agency’s attempt to ban the devices, […]