This essay, written by Brendan Brown, was originally published on the Mises website. First the good news. The House Financial Services Committee has held a hearing on “Legislation to Reform the Federal Reserve on its 100-year Anniversary.” The hearing focused on a bill introduced by Scott Garrett and Bill Huizenga which would require the Fed […]
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in front of Congressional investigators for the third time in the last month, admitted today that the agency does possess backup drives that may contain the elusive data that allegedly went missing when former Exempt Organizations administrator Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive crashed. Koskinen would not attest to the probability of […]
An expansion of the Federal government’s terrorist watchlist system under the Obama Administration allows for American citizens and foreigners to be blacklisted as possible terrorists with “neither ‘concrete facts’ nor ‘irrefutable evidence.’” That’s according National Security Agency story-breaker Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept, which released the governments “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidelines” to the public Wednesday. The […]
American voters strongly believe that the Nation is more divided than it was just four years ago, according to the results of a recent poll. Data out from Rasmussen reveals that 67 percent of likely U.S. voters feel that the Nation is more divided than it was just four years ago. That’s compared to a […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds today. Click the links for the full stories.
Along with news this week that several additional Internal Revenue Service employees with ties to Lois Lerner suffered computer crashes came another minor revelation from agency lawyer Thomas Kane, who told a Congressional panel that, just maybe, Lerner’s long-lost emails can still be retrieved.
This week, a gaggle of Democratic Representatives is putting itself through the minimum wage austerity experience, attempting to get by on $77 for a week — a budget that’s supposed to reflect the discretionary spending power that comes from earning a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
The protesters and militia members who showed up to support rancher Cliven Bundy this spring when the Federal government confiscated his livestock because of unpaid grazing fees and desert tortoises belong to a “much larger and more dangerous” network of “radical right-wing extremists,” according to a report.
A new study conducted by Harvard University suggests that there may be a link between a common procedure and prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men.
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