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Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-15-2014

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition.

Economic Patriotism: U.S. Ranks Near Last In Tax Competitiveness

Economic Patriotism: U.S. Ranks Near Last In Tax Competitiveness

Something’s rotten in the District of Columbia. Democrats routinely claim that corporations in the U.S. lack “economic patriotism” and don’t pay their fair share in taxes. In fact, they claim, those corporations are so unpatriotic that President Barack Obama is currently working out a plan to prevent corporate tax inversions, where companies acquire assets outside […]

Will The Swiss Vote To Get Their Gold Back?

Will The Swiss Vote To Get Their Gold Back?

On Nov. 30, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s […]

The Replacement For Fingerprinting? FBI Facial Recognition Program Set To Supplant Current ID Methods

Facial recognition technology and surveillance have been cohabiting for a long time, but today the FBI announced it’s officially wedding itself to a $1 billion program intended to help supplant older, traditional methods (think: fingerprinting) of identifying and tracking individuals. The new facial recognition system is to be deployed alongside other features in the ongoing […]

Read This: WaPo Wonders If Rand Paul Is Leaving His Libertarian Leanings Behind

In a front-page article, The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold examines Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) evolving positions on everything from gay marriage to foreign aid. Fahrenthold writes: Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of […]

Nevada Scraps Do-Over For Failed State Healthcare Exchange

Nevada Scraps Do-Over For Failed State Healthcare Exchange

Nevada abandoned its contract with a company to run its failed state Obamacare exchange back in May. The plan was to shift everyone buying Obamacare coverage over to Healthcare.gov, take a breath and recommit to crafting a new state exchange that could deploy in time for next year’s open enrollment period. The plan is off.

Sunday News Show Roundup

Sunday News Show Roundup

What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed.

‘Don’t Tread On Me’ License Plates Grow In Popularity In Virginia, Other States

Vehicle registration officials in Virginia report that a Gadsden flag-inspired license plate design approved by state lawmakers in 2011 has rapidly gained popularity among motorists. Virginia is one of only a handful of states where the license plate is available. Via Virginias PilotOnline: It left clean-fuel vehicles in its dust and is coming next for […]

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto Of Bill Permitting Armed Teachers

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto Of Bill Permitting Armed Teachers

Both chambers of the Missouri legislature this week accomplished an override of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill expanding both concealed and open carry rights at schools in the Show Me State. Nixon had vetoed S.B. 656 in July, arguing that training educational staff to carry concealed firearms on campus “would not make […]

A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding the most recent terrorist group to make threats against our nation. The man without a plan finally came up with something: drop bombs on the bad guys in Iraq. Um, hello! Been there, done that, got the “Mission Accomplished” T-shirt. It didn’t work then, and […]

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