Senate Democrats in charge of the budget process won Round One over their GOP counterparts last week in the battle over how to implement sequestration’s spending “cuts,” offering up the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an illustration of just how severely a tiny reduction in Federal spending is supposed to harm real Americans.
When Henry David Thoreau decided to get away from it all at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., he wanted to discover “what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life.” He’d have a hard time doing so today without government intrusion.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) issued a lengthy report Monday strongly criticizing the party’s inability in recent elections to reach outside an increasingly homogenous and single-minded core of traditional voters.
Grudgingly conceding that Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.), had all won their Congressional elections by popular vote, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) went on to tell Huffington Post on March 7: I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left […]
The Pew Research Center’s latest The State of the News Media report sheds some light on which television news channels spend the most time giving opinions and which ones do the most reporting. Pew outlines how a changing demand for television news programing and scaling back of resources at major news networks is changing the […]
New York’s Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg, after having his big soda ban hosed by a Federal judge, is laying out another plan for the city to force New Yorkers to make good health choices: He wants to hide all of the tobacco products in the metropolis. Bloomberg said a new law he proposed on Monday […]
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 nanny mayor of New York City has managed to dramatically expand the liberal entitlement base — that is, the number of people who look to government as a providing parent — since taking office in 2002.
A Federal appeals court last week ruled that the Central Intelligence Agency must comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for details on the agency’s drone program filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
If CPAC is any indication of the path some Republicans may attempt to take to victory in coming elections, it appears strong fiscal conservatism and limited government will be major parts of the plan.