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Amid news that 19 U.S. embassies were being shuttered this week, thanks to an alert that Al-Qaida may be mobilizing an attack, comes a report to Congress from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction that condemns the U.S. Army for refusing to drop contracts with people and companies that have been linked to the […]
After learning that her parents enjoyed winding down some nights by smoking marijuana once their child had been tucked into bed, Texas Child Protective Services officials decided it would be best to kidnap the two-year-old girl from her loving home and place her into State custody. Joshua Hill who was accused by the State of […]
This article, written by Former Congressman Ron Paul, first appeared at the-free-foundation.org, the temporary home for his weekly column until his personal web page is up and running. In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong […]
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?