National Review Franklin Fellow Jillian Kay Melchior published a piece last week detailing how she, a comfortably affluent New Yorker with a white collar job, was able to qualify for three free government-paid cell phones through the Lifeline program – a public service established in the pre-cell phone Reagan era to ensure impoverished or geographically-isolated people […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A Pew study released late last week reveals more young adults are living at home with their parents than at any time in America’s history. The study also found that a higher proportion of the young adult population is living back at home than at any time immediately before, during or after the recession of the late 2000s.
British newspaper The Guardian revealed Friday that the leaked documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden contain information about hundreds of millions of dollars in secret U.S. payments to the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters over the past three years.
A Quinnipiac poll shows no decisive public will, even among Democrats, to involve the Federal government in whatever rescue operation may be deployed to dredge the ashes of Detroit for an economic bailout. Only 51 percent of Democrats polled said they support a taxpayer-funded bailout for the Motor City, which is seeking bankruptcy protection.
Is this a hint that the North American Union is real and on the horizon? Or is it simply proof that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is far too old and senile to be trusted to legislate, especially as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee?
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Vehement capitalist blogger Lew Rockwell has a tip for people concerned about the security of the passwords they use to access their protected information online: ditch passwords altogether in favor of passphrases. What’s a passphrase? A “password” composed of words and symbols that, taken together, form a phrase that you’ll remember – but that can […]
Speaking on CNN this week, Representative Peter King (R-NY) flew his establishment Republican colors, jumping to the aid of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in lambasting Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for not being a surveillance-loving war hawk. King suggested that Paul would have favored a policy of appeasement toward Adolf Hitler, had the Kentucky legislator […]
The NAACP, the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is leading a charge to encourage lawmakers to introduce a set of legislative proposals to address what it believes are flaws in the legal system that led to the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. “The killing of Trayvon Martin is a heartbreaking tragedy, but his […]