If pot smokers in Colorado and Washington thought legalization of marijuana in their States would get the man off their backs, they have another think coming. The taxman could soon be sniffing them out.
There has been much hullabaloo over Senate Democrats’ gun control proposal, expected to be brought to the floor of the legislative body next month by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), but less is known about a separate gun proposal that could come from a group of GOP lawmakers led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
The House Judiciary Committee is set to present Congress with a new draft of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 next month, offering up a slew of expansions to a set of laws already derided by freedom watchers for its sweeping powers — and punishments — over nebulous computer “crimes” with arbitrary definitions.
China’s thirst for Iraqi oil is propelling an alliance between the two Nations that, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), promises to send 80 percent of Iraq’s future petroleum exports to China. The agency’s chief economist said there’s “a new trade axis being formed between Baghdad and Beijing” at a time when American interests […]
Alabama State Representative Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) is in hot water after a mass email sent by Alabamian Eddie Maxwell to legislators in the State at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 27 was made public this week. Maxwell, a white Alabama voter, simply stated in the email to all of his legislators that he felt any attempt […]
The Newark, N.J., mayor who once opposed regulating local businesses to death in the name of safety appears to be softening, suggesting now that the city should stop allowing businesses that stay open late at night to “have their way.” CBS New York quotes Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s apparent change of heart in the wake […]
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.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — you know it as Obamacare — inches closer and closer to revealing itself as the social-engineering bill of goods many Americans saw it for, from the moment it first passed in 2010.
Imagine walking down the street in some less-traveled part of Manhattan. Now imagine a squad car pulling up and a pair of NYPD’s finest pouncing out of the vehicle with their guns drawn — on you. That’s the stop-and-frisk experience for many New Yorkers each day.
With the announced retirement of one Senate Democrat who hails from a largely red state, political forecasters are reviving the 2012 election-season talk that predicts a GOP takeover when the 2014 elections roll around.