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Is Feinstein Too Old To Understand That The NSA Is Spying On Americans, Or Is She Just A Liar?

Over the past couple of weeks Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has been pumping out op-ed pieces for national newspapers in defense of the National Security Agency’s phone record collection program, arguing that the collection of millions of Americans’ communication data is not “surveillance” and “is necessary and must be preserved if we are to prevent […]

Why Obamacare Is Not A Train Wreck; It’s A Suicide Attack

Why Obamacare Is Not A Train Wreck; It’s A Suicide Attack

The GOP needs to stop calling Obamacare a “train wreck.” That means it’s a mistake or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop or failure. It’s not. This is a brilliant and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs and bring down capitalism. It’s not a failure; it’s Obama’s grand success.

ProPublica: There’s No Evidence To Back The NSA’s Claim That Spying On Americans Has Thwarted Terror Attacks

This report, written by by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 23. Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information not just in the United States, but, […]

Rights Groups: Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes Soar, Administration Officials Guilty Of War Crimes

Rights Groups: Civilian Casualties In Drone Strikes Soar, Administration Officials Guilty Of War Crimes

Reports released Tuesday by two human rights groups conclude that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are responsible for dozens of civilian deaths that officials in the United States have failed to acknowledge.

Cruz: Obamacare Website Run By Nigerian Email Scammers

During a speech this week in Houston rebuking Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joked that the President’s glitch-ridden healthcare exchange website seemed as if it was being run by the same people responsible for Nigerian email scams. “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz […]

Texas Straight Talk: How DC Won On The Debt Ceiling, And Americans Lost

Washington, DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by Congressional leaders behind closed doors, and was rushed through Congress before most members had time to read it. Now […]

Rand Paul Wants To Amend The Constitution To End Political Elitism

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced a Constitutional amendment that would forbid Congress to pass any law that doesn’t apply equally to the American public, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive branch. Paul’s proposed the Amendment due to contention over Obamacare provisions and an Office of Personnel management ruling which allow lawmakers and their […]

Mises: Why Are Jurors Expected To Work For Below-Market Wages?

This post, written by Pepperdine University professor of economics Gary Galles, was originally published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute on Oct. 18. Jury duty garners complaints from those who have been drafted into service, but it seldom gets media attention. Other than when there is a celebrity involved (e.g., when Oprah Winfrey was chosen […]

The Debt Ceiling Wasn’t Raised, Just Disregarded

On Wednesday, Congress reached a deal to disregard the $16.4 trillion limit on government borrowing and re-open the Federal government. The deal has been widely touted as a measure to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling—in reality, however, the deal simply suspends the current debt ceiling, giving the Federal government open-ended spending power through Feb. 7. […]

Is She Nuts, Or Smarter Than We Know? What Do You Make Of House Stenographer Dianne Reidy’s Flip Out On The Floor?

As Congressional lawmakers ended the 16-day government shutdown Wednesday night by approving a bill to resume funding for the Federal government through Jan. 17, longtime House stenographer Dianne Reidy caused a ruckus inside the House chamber by interrupting the vote and shouting, “the House is divided” and “this is not one Nation under God!” Reidy’s […]

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