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Cato Study: Welfare More Lucrative Than Working In Many States

Cato Study: Welfare More Lucrative Than Working In Many States

Welfare benefits outpace the amount of money a person can earn at a full-time minimum-wage job in 35 States, according to a study released this week by the Cato Institute. In 13 States, welfare even pays the equivalent of $15 an hour. And it’s all tax-free.

Ever-Present Terror: School Has Bus Hijacking Drill, Doesn’t Tell Students

Ever-Present Terror: School Has Bus Hijacking Drill, Doesn’t Tell Students

A SWAT training exercise that took place in Rossford, Ohio, last week appears to be just the latest example of the state working to familiarize American citizens with terror and heavy-handed police-state response. Students on a bus en route to a local school were terrified when a man stood up and proceeded to hijack the vehicle.

The NRA’s NSA Moment

The NRA’s NSA Moment

The National Rifle Association has been a steadfast vocal opponent to any gun-control proposal that involves a national gun owner database. But a report published by BuzzFeed on Wednesday indicates that the gun lobbying organization has compiled its own gun owner registry.

Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton ‘Has More Sooty Baggage Than A 90-Car Freight Train’

Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton ‘Has More Sooty Baggage Than A 90-Car Freight Train’

Camille Paglia is among a number of now-jaded 1960s-era liberal intellectuals and culture-makers who truly believe in America as a land of singular opportunity ordained by a governing charter — the Constitution — that eternally stands as one of humanity’s crowning achievements.

Where Aid Money To Egypt Really Goes; DNC Financials Demonstrate Democrats’ Debt Problem; Cops Taser Non-Threatening Man, Kill Him; Secret Court Told NSA That Snooping Is UnConstitutional; And Elementary Teacher Jailed For ‘Eye For Eye’ Lesson— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-21-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

ProPublica On U.S. Aid To Egypt: Where Does All Of The Money Go?

Questions about the United States’ aid to Egypt have intensified in the wake of last month’s military coup. More than 1,000 Egyptians have been killed in the last week, most apparently supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. A few members of Congress have called for cutting off aid to Egypt, which the White House says is under review. ProPublica breaks down where the money actually goes.

Democratic National Committee Financials Reveal Insight Into Party’s Money Management Style

Recently released financial filings indicate that government spending isn’t the only area in which Democrats pretend that debt doesn’t matter. The Party is still struggling to pay off $18.5 million in campaign debts as its cash on hand continues to decline. In July, the DNC’s debt burden increased from $18.3 million to $18.5 million, while […]

Phoenix Police Called To Talk Non-Threatening Man Off Roof; Taser Him Five Times; Man Dies

A 44 year-old man in Phoenix was on an apartment roof “acting strangely,” according to local television news reports. So witnesses called the police to help him down. Instead, the police ended up killing him. Michael Ruiz, the son of a former police detective, got on his apartment roof on July 28, alarming residents who […]

EFF Victory Results In Release Of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Opinion Finding NSA Surveillance UnConstitutional

For almost two years, EFF has been fighting the government in Federal court to force the public release of an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). Issued in October 2011, the secret court’s opinion found that surveillance conducted by the NSA under the FISA Amendments Act was unConstitutional and violated “the spirit of” Federal law.

Florida Legislature Stands Its Ground On Stand Your Ground; Manning Sentenced To 35 Years; RNC Rich, DNC Poor; Mubarak Leaving Jail; God Told Pope To Quit – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 8-21-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

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