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.
- Aww, the Secretary of State says foreign students from Japan are afraid to study in the United States because of our guns… Stay home, Shoji, we like our guns.
- Germany is in talks with Israel to buy drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than U.S. ones. Wait, Israel has better drones than we do and is selling them to Germany, yet we still give the Israelis $3 billion a year to protect themselves? Tipesh kmo naal.
- According to The Associated Press, other countries now hold more than $5.66 trillion in American treasury securities, setting (another) new record for the amount of money the U.S. now owes foreign governments. China’s No. 1, with $1.22 trillion, followed closely by Japan with $1.1 trillion. So… what’s our collateral when we can’t pay?
- … And in the meantime, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rolling out the welcome mat for more Chinese investment in U.S. infrastructure, telling media there that revenue-producing American infrastructure projects would make great returns on Chinese investment dollars. Read Kerry’s mind-blowing comments here.
- For the first time in a decade, global military spending has dropped.
- There’s a new National Security Administration spy center that you ought to be worried about 25 miles outside of Salt Lake City.
–Ben Bullard contributed to this update.