Friday, November 27, 2015

Alexander Hendrie: Impeach IRS chief John Koskinen

Halt the tax agency’s partisan scheming.    After revelations that the Internal Revenue Service was restricting political speech and targeting conservative and tea party groups, John Koskinen was appointed to head the agency, promising reform and transparency. These promises never came to fruition. Instead of admitting fault, Mr. Koskinen’s IRS   ... MORE

David S. D'Amato: The Most Liberal Value - Free Speech

A free society tolerates words that hurt.  Current attacks on free speech reveal progressivism as a uniquely American iteration of fascism that shares many of its historical and ideological roots. Recent events on American college campuses have prompted a debate on where we should draw the line that divides permissible from impermissible      ... MORE

VIDEO: John Allison - Avoiding Economic Catastrophe

Obama Unveils More Than 2,000 New Regulations

by Alex Swoyer.       Each expected to cost Americans $100 million or more.  Senior Research Fellow and expert in regulatory and telecommunications for the Heritage Foundation James Gattuso reviewed the “economically significant” regulations. “The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements     ... MORE

In The Public Service - Heroic Cops Protect Community By Raiding A Group Of 90-Year-Old Women Playing MahJong

by Matt Agorist.   As hundreds of thousands of rape kits collect dust and remain untested, cops are quick to jump to action to raid a group of elderly women playing mahjong. A concerned citizen, with a knack for blindly following all decrees handed down from the establishment on high, conducted their patriotic duty of ‘seeing something’ and then    ... MORE

VIDEO: Larken Rose: How To Be A Crook

French Make U.S. Look Like WWII France

by Barry Farber.   Our schools laid great stress on sportsmanship and fair play. It’s possible I took those lessons to a ridiculous extreme. When I was still in short pants and speaking soprano I was a bit of a World War II prodigy. There was actually a time you could have given me a huge map of the world and any date from the beginning of the war to the     ... MORE

Syrian Refugee Policy Raises Serious States’ Rights Issue

by Bob Barr.      The flood of refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries that the Obama Administration is preparing to distribute to communities across the nation raises very real and understandable security concerns among government officials at the state and local levels, and among the citizenry generally.  It is, of course, facile for        ... MORE

Thursday, November 26, 2015

John Stossel: Self-Defenseless

Ask the French if they need a 2nd Amendment?    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll   ... MORE

Anthony L. Fisher: France Cracks Down On Civil Liberties

Warrantless raids, house arrests and more. Last Friday, France's parliament overwhelmingly passed a three-month extension of the national state of emergency, granting broad powers to law enforcement and significantly curtailing civil liberties. The Guardian summarizes some of the new security measures: Expanded powers to immediately     ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Playing Campus Victim

Debi Ghate: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving

Thank yourself too.       Ah, Thanksgiving. To most of us, the word conjures up images of turkey dinner, pumpkin pie and watching football with family and friends. It kicks off the holiday season and is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We’re taught that Thanksgiving came about when pilgrims gave thanks to God for a bountiful harvest.       ... MORE

Justin Gardner: Colorado Juries Keep Letting People Go for Driving on Weed; The Prosecutors And Cops Are Furious

When the state is arbitrary and capricious. Colorado prosecutors are getting frustrated at jurors for daring to exercise rationality instead of blindly following the will of the State. A growing number of juries are acquitting people of driving under the influence of cannabis, even when tests show they are over the state’s legal blood-THC limit.   ... MORE

VIDEO: Freedom of Speech: What Is Your Opinion?

New Rankings Expose Worst “Policing for Profit” Offenders

Separating drivers from their money. When it comes to embracing transparency, no government enterprise fails more miserably than traffic enforcement. Police departments and municipalities resist disclosing the number of tickets they issue for fear of branding their communities as speed traps. And local courts routinely reduce speeding charges  ... MORE

Joe Carter: How Property Rights Saved The Pilgrims

Socialism nearly killed them.   This week school children across the country will be hearing the tale of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. You probably heard a similar story when you were in a kid that went something like this: The Pilgrims sailed over to America from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower. During their first winter in the new   ... MORE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

National Debt Spikes $578 Billion In Three Weeks

By Pete Kasperowicz. Spending frenzy after debt ceiling suspension. The national debt has surged more than half a trillion dollars in the last three weeks, as the suspension of the debt ceiling in late October has allowed the government to borrow as much as it wants. Before the debt ceiling was suspended, the national debt stood at $18.15     ... MORE