This article, written by Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Oct. 3. The man alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder and operator of the Silk Road—an online marketplace where bitcoins were traded for a range of goods and services, including drugs—was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco […]
This article, written by Raymond Bonner, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct.3. Over the past several months, the Obama Administration has defended the government’s far-reaching data collection efforts, arguing that only criminals and terrorists need worry. The nation’s leading internet and telecommunications companies have said they are committed to the sanctity of their customers’ […]
Breaking via Twitter, details sketchy. Reports of multiple shots, chaos at Cap — Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 3, 2013 Law enforcement swarms Capitol Building in DC. On lockdown now. #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/7MyZWgfA2t — Brian Dresdow (@briandresdow) October 3, 2013 Cops were chasing a black car near the Capitol building. They cornered the car and that’s when […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
There’s weepy John Boehner. Then there’s tough-guy conservative John Boehner. Then there’s White House operative, behind-the-scenes John Boehner. Which of these is the real John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?
So what if you don’t want to have anything to do with the government-managed insurance? Or what if you simply don’t even know how to tell whether you’re a candidate to enroll in insurance under the Obamacare exchanges, or whether you’d be eligible for an entitlement (er, subsidy) if you do?
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation this week that defies the Federal government’s ability to detain that State’s citizens indefinitely under provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act if they are identified as terror suspects by Federal authorities.
If the number of employees being furloughed by Federal agencies due to the government shutdown is any indicator of just how “essential” an agency actually is, most of the aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mission are “non-essential.”
Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.
Let’s start with this: The PJ Tatler’s Patrick Poole captured this video today at the same WWII Memorial that provided the backdrop Monday – Day One of the Federal government shutdown – to the Obama Administration’s petty reversal of fortune. You know that story: veterans and GOP House members disregarded the shuttering of the memorial, […]