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.
New rules proposed by the Administration of Barack Obama would implement tighter restrictions on sulfur in gasoline in a bid to curb motor vehicle emissions pollution. Fuel industry experts, however, are warning that the rules may also have an impact on the price of fuel and, by extension, the economy as a whole.
Last week, the government took steps to avoid harassment of wounded military veterans by agents of the Transportation Security Administration. The move came two weeks after an active duty Marine who had lost both legs to an improvised explosive device was humiliated at a TSA checkpoint.
Since the 1950s, public schools in the United States have seen their administrative rosters swell more than sevenfold, while their success at educating students has proportionately declined.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it would close 149 air traffic control towers to reduce its spending by $600 million due to across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. Officials in Texas opted to implement a plan to keep 13 towers slated for closure in operation in the State.
The FBI has used sophisticated cellphone tracking equipment to pinpoint callers’ locations and listen in to private conversations without warrant for at least the past five years, an Arizona Federal court learned last week. The FBI was forced to reveal how it uses a surveillance device called “Stingray” to intercept cellphone information by mimicking a […]
In recent years there has been global speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to restore some Soviet-era policies in his nation. On Friday, Putin restored an honorary “Hero of Labor” commendation first awarded in the Lenin era to workers who outperformed communist work quotas. The Russian President issued a decree to restore the […]
Famous people who back gun control are being hypocritical when they retain the services of security guards who carry handguns and other firearms, said Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week. Speaking on the “Hannity” show on FOX News, Paul said gun control devotees like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as famous Hollywood […]
Texas Governor Rick Perry is supporting legislation that would create a bullion depository in the State and bring home $1 billion in gold, currently housed by the Federal Reserve in a New York vault, for State-level protection under the aegis of a new bank that would be created for the purpose. If the idea sounds […]
The Hermit Kingdom is puffing out its chest with state media threatening attacks on the U.S. and its allies and mass military demonstrations taking place in public squares. On Friday, soldiers and students marched through Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang as a part of a 90-minute rally. “We will demonstrate with practical military […]