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FAQ: Privacy Activist’s Guide To Why The Surveillance State’s Fusion Centers Matter

This handy FAQ was compiled by Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Nadia Kayyali and originally published on the foundation’s website on April 7. While NSA surveillance has been front and center in the news recently, fusion centers are a part of the surveillance state that deserve close scrutiny. Fusion centers are a local arm of the […]

The Tax Freedom Day Myth

The Tax Freedom Day Myth

According to the Tax Foundation, April 21 is “Tax Freedom Day.” Ostensibly, this is the day the average American has earned enough to satisfy his “tax burden,” and for the rest of the year he is working for himself rather than government. The truth is there is no tax freedom day.

Conceal Carry Reduces Murder Rates

A new study published in the journal Applied Economics Letter reports that States with “shall issue” concealed carry laws have lower rates of homicides with firearms than States with strict concealed carry laws. Study author and economist Mark Gius also determined that bans on so-called “assault weapons have no statistically significant effect on the rates of homicides involving guns.”

Yet, despite this evidence and despite empirical evidence out of Washington, D.C., Chicago and Massachusetts, which all saw their homicide rates rise after strict gun control laws were passed or gun bans were implemented, the Barack Obama regime continues its assault on the 2nd Amendment.

Al Sharpton: How Deep Does The Con Go?

Al Sharpton: How Deep Does The Con Go?

Recent reports reveal that Al Sharpton was an FBI informant, a “former mob snitch.” But let’s travel back to 2004. Reporter Doug Ireland went deeper in evaluating Sharpton’s motives and allies.

Federal VA Administrators Kick State Inspectors Out Of Florida Hospital

Federal VA Administrators Kick State Inspectors Out Of Florida Hospital

State inspectors sent by the Governor to review records and conditions at a Florida Veterans Affairs hospital last week were kicked out of the facility after only an hour, with administrators telling them their next contact with the hospital would come through Washington, D.C.

Saudi King Gives Obama One Choice: American Blood Or Cheap Oil?

Saudi King Gives Obama One Choice: American Blood Or Cheap Oil?

On President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia, the king and the two highest-ranking representatives of the oil dynasty explained in strict terms that the United States is making a mockery out of their monarchy and that Obama damn well better gear up for imminent military intervention in the Mideast.

More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

More Democrats Who Took Koch Money (And Were Grateful For It)

It almost seems as though every Democrat who has fallen in line behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to denigrate the political activity of the Koch brothers has, at some point, benefited from Koch campaign money — including Reid himself.

Attorney General To Lawmaker Who Mentioned Contempt: ‘You Don’t Want To Go There, Buddy’

Attorney General To Lawmaker Who Mentioned Contempt: ‘You Don’t Want To Go There, Buddy’

Attorney General Eric Holder is known for viewing himself as untouchable. And his response to Representative Louie Gohmert’s (R-Texas) line of questioning during a House Judiciary Hearing Tuesday did little to assuage the reputation the AG has earned for himself.

NSA Whistle-Blower Snowden Did Try Government Protocol First, But Also Took Steps To Avoid Being Abused Like His Predecessors

NSA Whistle-Blower Snowden Did Try Government Protocol First, But Also Took Steps To Avoid Being Abused Like His Predecessors

Since his leaks on the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden has been attacked by numerous government officials who describe him as a rogue troublemaker whose actions have put American lives in danger. If he’d only followed the proper bureaucratic protocol in voicing his concerns, they say, he wouldn’t be so easy to paint as a […]

Supreme Court Pans New Mexico Photographers’ 1st Amendment Appeal For Refusing Service To Same-Sex Couple

Supreme Court Pans New Mexico Photographers’ 1st Amendment Appeal For Refusing Service To Same-Sex Couple

The Supreme Court is declining to hear the case of a New Mexico photography business that claimed its refusal to photograph a homosexual wedding represented a protected exercise of its free speech as delineated by the 1st Amendment.

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