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Orange County, Florida Sheriff Blithely Proclaims: ‘We Are A Paramilitary Organization’

A Wednesday Orlando Sentinel report on a hiring spree at the burgeoning Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office quoted Sheriff Jerry Demings unironically describing his department as a “paramilitary organization.” From the story: An improving economy has allowed Demings to open 125 positions that have been frozen since 2009. So far, 60 have been filled as […]

The Sweeping Presidential Power To Help Prisoners That Holder Didn’t Mention

This ProPublica Article by Cora Currier, published Wednesday, examines the Obama Administration’s Spartan invocation of the power of the Presidential Pardon, alongside Attorney General Eric Holder’s arbitrary interpretation of his own promise to get “smart on crime.” Taken together, they demonstrate a mystifying take on Americans’ due process and civil liberties; one that veers closer […]

More Obama Administration Steamrolling Of Congress: EPA To Act On ‘Climate Change’

Really, who needs Congress anymore? Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate change. Gina McCarthy, whom President Barack Obama nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in March, told an audience of academics at the […]

A Kinder, Gentler Drone; Panhandling’s Constitutional; Newt’s Peanut Gallery GOP; ‘Million Muslim March’ On Sept. 11; Jack Lew’s Magical Icebound Federal Deficit – Thursday Morning News Roundup 8-15-2013

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

Rand Paul Is Feeling The Love From Sarah Palin

Rand Paul Is Feeling The Love From Sarah Palin

Appearing on CNN, Sarah Palin said that she sees only a “healthy libertarian streak” in Senator Rand Paul. “I’m on team Rand. Rand Paul understands, he gets the whole notion of ‘Don’t tread on me, government,’” Palin said.

Organizing For Action Sponsors Climate Change Rally In Washington, D.C.; No One Shows Up

Organizing For Action Sponsors Climate Change Rally In Washington, D.C.; No One Shows Up

Organizing For Action, the community organizing nonprofit that morphed from a campaign vehicle for President Barack Obama into a “non-partisan” Obama agenda pusher, scheduled and promoted a rally this week to galvanize support for the President’s ambitious plan to regulate “climate change” out of existence.

Obamacare Us And Them; It’s Time To Find A Government Job

Obamacare Us And Them; It’s Time To Find A Government Job

Many Federal workers would insist that the government should continue providing exemplary healthcare to its most loyal subjects — those drawing payroll checks signed by Uncle Sam — and reserve the experience of dredging through the less-appealing options on the Obamacare exchange for the proletariat.

McCain Touts Immigration Reform And Gun Control; Disgust Mounts Over Domestic Spying; DoD Spouses To Receive Same-Sex Benefits; NYC’s Homeless Bait And Switch — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-14-2013

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

New York Pays Landlords Above Market Rate To Shelter The Homeless – And Paying Tenants Get Forced Out

An investigative piece Monday by Cindy Rodriguez, the Urban Policy reporter for National Public Radio affiliate WNYC, brought the public’s attention to the city’s practice of paying private landlords in low-income areas more money to shelter homeless people in near-derelict apartments than the landlords can get on the free market. Guess what happens? Without the […]

Watch John McCain Talk Up Immigration Reform And Gun Control At Tucson Q&A

Senator John “Gang of Eight” McCain (R-Ariz.) took questions from Tucson residents Tuesday at a town hall meeting during this month’s Congressional recess. Talking up immigration reform (we know where he stands on that), McCain also pledged to support “better” gun control and possible bailouts for homeowners with underwater mortgages. Overall, he sounded a lot […]

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