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NHTSA Wants To Make Road Rules Without Public Input

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, responsible for a number of major rules that affect American commuters on a daily basis, is looking to grant itself authority to rush rules into law without the traditional public comment period. NHTSA officials have floated a proposal that would give the agency “direct final rulemaking” authority over new […]

Could Obama Get A Tax Break For His Publicity Stunt?

President Barack Obama announced earlier in the week that he would take a 5 percent pay cut to his Presidential salary in support of Federal employees affected by sequestration cuts. “The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, […]

Inhofe Salivates Over Prospect Of War With Hermit Kingdom

Bellicose language, it seems, is not reserved for Hermit Kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un. Hawkish Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a recent interview that the United States should prepare immediately to strike North Korea. “We should be prepared to do it right now,’’ Inhofe told Newsmax. […]

Connecticut’s Stupid Gun Laws, Smoking Weed For A Living, Detroit Sucks And Taxing Rain: Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-4-2013

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. Knee-jerk alert: Lawmakers in Connecticut just passed a steaming pile of anti-gun legislation that will do little more than criminalize a vast number of its law-abiding […]

Following Founders’ Wisdom An Unsafe Choice In Modern America

Following Founders’ Wisdom An Unsafe Choice In Modern America

It’s a sad irony that American government has, over roughly the latter half of our Nation’s lifespan, so thoroughly reversed its Constitutionally defined role. There are countless ways in which our leaders have incrementally and systematically betrayed the thinking of our Nation’s Founders.

Can America Foster Democracy In Iran Without Being A Warmongering Bully?

Can America Foster Democracy In Iran Without Being A Warmongering Bully?

The United States is not a country whose leaders appear to put great value in the idea of winning the hearts and minds of the citizens of geopolitical foes. But the unintended consequences of American imperialist behavior in the Mideast have very human impacts.

The Hill: Senators Pass Pay Cut Measure For Publicity, Few Follow Through

The Hill: Senators Pass Pay Cut Measure For Publicity, Few Follow Through

The Senate, in a bid to make the American people believe lawmakers were holding themselves accountable for the Nation’s financial troubles, passed a measure last month urging members to forgo 20 percent of their legislative pay during sequestration. But a poll of lawmakers conducted by The Hill, suggests that a majority won’t follow through with the self-imposed pay cuts.

DHS Says Fewer Bullets Stockpiled Than Reported; Buys In Bulk To Save Cash

DHS Says Fewer Bullets Stockpiled Than Reported; Buys In Bulk To Save Cash

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) was among the earliest officials to criticize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for entering into contracts that obligate it to buy more than a reported 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition — enough for a 20-year war. He demanded an explanation from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter he sent last November.

We’ve Recently Moved To The Disqus Commenting System

We’ve Recently Moved To The Disqus Commenting System

In an effort to create a better user experience for our readers and offer a more engaging commenting format, we’ve switched to Disqus. As with any change, there are always questions that come up. I’d like to take a few moments and go over some questions commenters have raised.

Democratic Lawmaker Thinks Firearm Magazines Are One-Time-Use

Democratic Lawmaker Thinks Firearm Magazines Are One-Time-Use

If it weren’t so frightening, it would be funny: Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the leading sponsor of a bill that would impose a Federal ban on high capacity magazines, has no idea what magazines actually are. During a forum on gun control sponsored by The Denver Post on Tuesday, DeGette was asked to give specific […]

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