Bill Maher, famously liberal and noted antagonist of religion, is showing signs of cracking. Even he believes there’s something fundamental about Islamic teaching that, for extreme adherents, sanctions killing. More surprisingly, he thinks that’s wrong.
The Federal government keeps a classified “no-fly” list of Americans and citizens of other Nations that it bars from traveling by air, allegedly to avoid a repeat of the tragic events on 9/11. To date, a “state secrets” law has meant that only the Executive branch can grant access to the list—but a Federal judge is challenging the provision.
North Korea has issued an appeal to landlocked Mongolia for food assistance, bypassing strained relations with neighboring China in an effort to send nourishment to the starving, isolated country. Information on the extent of North Korea’s malnourishment is limited, but the World Food Program notes that one in three North Korean children experiences stunted growth […]
Radical Islamists often suffer that bad rap of being characterized as people willing to carry out barbaric terror attacks in the name of their beloved prophet… because recent history provides a steady flow of stories of radical Islamists carrying out barbaric terror attacks in the name of their prophet. But, in the wake of the […]
The president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International told an American publication that drones would have been perfect for post-attack reconnaissance following last Monday’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon. “UAS [Unmanned Aircraft Systems] could be an important tool in the tool kit for first responders,” Michael Toscano told U.S. News and World […]
Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries have become hated by liberals for their constant support of conservative causes—at the same time, the brothers have enjoyed an on-again, off-again love affair with conservatives and Tea Party adherents. The brothers, who are some of the biggest donors to Republican and libertarian-leaning politicians, now have a plan […]
Celebrity vegan trainer John Pierre, who visited Capitol Hill Monday to tout the benefits of a plant-based diet, told Congressional staffers that school shootings could be a result of poor nutrition. “The average child is drinking over 50 gallons of soda pop a year… and every time you eat or you drink sugar it destroys […]
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.
The Michigan arm of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice calling for an investigation into the Detroit Police Department’s practice of forcing homeless people into vans and taking them “for a ride” miles out of town, where the cops then desert them.
The Republican-controlled House betrayed Constitutional privacy protections by passing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) with overwhelming support last week.