U.S. military barracks with girlie calendars and pin-ups on the walls will be getting the sterile treatment under another Defense Department inspection aimed at rooting out gender-offensive material in military working environments. The new round of “close-up, comprehensive” inspections will focus on soldiers, sailors and Marines, much the same as a similar sweep of Air […]
The House has scheduled to vote again next week on a measure to repeal the President’s signature healthcare law, a move that some people have described as a ploy to appease freshmen GOP lawmakers who did not have the opportunity to take part in previous repeal votes. House Majority leader Eric Cantor announced via Twitter […]
Only seven States have a population greater than the total number of Americans now on government disability, according to data just released by the Social Security Administration (SSA). For the month of April, the SSA reported 10,962,532 beneficiaries receiving payments from the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. That number represents a consistent monthly increase in […]
Islamist rule in Egypt has decimated the rights of women in the country. In a recent interview on the Egyptian Al-Nahar TV network, female host Riham Said let her guest, Islamic cleric Yousuf Badri, know that she won’t be bullied by Muslim extremism. During the interview, she removed her head covering and gave the the […]
Noted theologian and United States Vice President Joe Biden entreated a room full of religious leaders to support Congress’ second attempt at gun control by recasting the language of gun-related violence in moral terms when communicating with their followers. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Biden spoke with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other religious leaders, calling […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has been widely mocked for his scribble signature, which is required on each currency note in order to make it […]
In the United States, a country where freedom of speech is paramount, burning books that espouse views opposite one’s own is generally frowned upon. But a couple of academics at San Jose State University apparently didn’t get the memo.
The reader comments that continue to follow from our Tuesday article about one man’s effort to rally 2nd Amendment supporters for a nonviolent armed march on Washington, D.C., range from all-out enthusiasm for the idea to indignant disdain for firearms and their place in American life.
A study released Tuesday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics is bad news for people in the United States seeking to further restrict citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights. It illustrates a sharp drop in the number of American gun homicides since their highest level of occurrence a decade ago.
This week, Barack Obama will embark on a jobs tour that’s supposed to take the President to States and cities across the country whose employment and economic successes (and, presumably, failures) illustrate something germane about freeing Americans to innovate, work and prosper.