One of the great side effects of digital omniscience is the ability to find out if your husband, wife, boyfriend or mistress is cheating on you. Monday’s online news editions were filled with reports that some National Security Agency staffers have fully availed themselves of the power to spy on their spouses.
It looks like President Barack Obama is getting ready to retaliate against Syria for crossing his “red line” on the use of weapons of mass destruction – but a new Reuters poll shows that almost nobody wants the U.S. to get involved in yet another inscrutable war in the Middle East. The poll surveyed Americans’ […]
Two Democratic Congressmen are sponsoring a House bill that seeks to place a Federal tax on the sale handguns and ammunition. House Bill 3018, sponsored by Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), would amend current Internal Revenue Code to assess a 20 percent tax on “pistols” and “revolvers” and a 50 percent tax on […]
Media agitator Mark Dice occasionally punks the unsuspecting public by staging comedic sociological experiments in which he facetiously persuades random strangers to support the revocation of an ironbound American freedom. He’s videotaped a number of his encounters with low-information Americans, wherein he solicits their help in calling for a repeal of the 1st Amendment and other […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Late last week, government accountability nonprofit Judicial Watch obtained training materials from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), used by the Air Force to train soldiers how to identify extremist ideologies and hate groups. Turns out it’s wise to leave the DoD out of the loop if you happen to think the American Revolution was a good idea.
In the wake of several violent black-on-white crimes grabbing headlines in recent weeks, the White House has been noticeably silent, considering how adamant the President was in inserting himself into the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
Americans’ actual household incomes have fallen more than twice as far during the post-recession “recovery” of the past four years than they fell during the recession itself. An American household is now, on average, bringing in about $2,400 per year less today than when the economic recovery started.
Last week, the Supreme Court announced its calendar of cases for the first two months of its next annual term beginning on the first Monday of October. Usually, the Court hears about 80 cases in a given year. Of the 45 the Justices have already selected for the coming year, there are a handful of standouts.
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