There has been a great deal of breathless media coverage of the “devastating” impact of government spending cuts taking place due to sequestration. Meanwhile, instance upon instance of government fraud, abuse and waste—much of which could have been easily corrected to offset the impact of cuts—continue to crop up with little media ado. One of […]
Boston, in the aftermath of the terror attack on the city’s marathon, took on the appearance of a far-flung banana republic in the midst of a military takeover, writes former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his latest column on Lew Rockwell’s libertarian website. Paul describes the scenes that unfolded in Boston over the past couple […]
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.
Questions were raised last week about the Department of Homeland Security’s true reasons for making the massive ammunition purchases that have grabbed headlines in recent months as lawmakers questioned agency officials about the bullet buys.
George Soros, the billionaire chairman of the American fund management firm that bears his name, has donated nearly $7 million to nonprofits that push a pro-gun control agenda between 2000 and 2011.
Spirituality and science have had a strained relationship in recent years as heated emotions continue to surround certain debates. A recent study, however, points out that there are things about which the scientific and spiritually minded can agree, among them: Faith can have the power to heal.
California legislators are concocting a variation on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s famous — and failed — attempt to ban large soft drinks, only with an eye toward redistributing a little more of the wealth of the State’s 12.4 million households.
According to a crime-tracking blog, stripping residents’ 2nd Amendment rights isn’t doing much to get guns out of criminals’ hands in the Windy City. Crime In Chicago tallies 510 shootings and 105 homicides through the first four months of 2013. The blog provides daily updates on violent crime, and maintains data on crime in the […]
A weapon in a good guy’s hands — be it a gun or, maybe, something else — is far from dangerous. For a woman who was being attacked Tuesday in front of a Salt Lake City home, a 29-inch samurai sword proved to be her salvation. That’s because homeowner Kent Hendrix awoke to a commotion, […]
As a handful of lawmakers urge American intervention in Syria over alleged usage of chemical weapons by the Bashar Assad regime, the possibility of more Mideast wars is looking likelier by the day. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), based on unsubstantiated reports of chemical weapon use in Syria, called for the United States to “provide weapons […]