Friday, September 4, 2015

John W. Whitehead: Sheep Led To The Slaughter

The muzzling of free speech in America.      “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” —George Washington     The architects of the American police state must think we’re idiots. With every passing day, we’re being moved further down the road towards a totalitarian society        ... MORE

Carlos Morales: Abolish Child Protective Services

Revelation of a social worker.  Standing in an office while two kids beg me to go back to their home, I begin retreating back into my inner-child. I imagine how I would have felt if I was seven years old and a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator told me I couldn’t stay with my mom anymore. Their mother had committed the crime of respecting   ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman: A Self-Generating Monstrosity

Law Enforcement Ranks Terrorists Threats To America

by Zack Beauchamp. If you asked law enforcement professionals which extremist movements most threaten America, what would you expect them to say? If you expect their most common answer would be Islamic extremists, it turns out you'd be wrong — though not by much. In a 2014 survey, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism ... MORE

Padding The Stats: 'Remarks About Physical Appearance' Considered 'Sexual Violence' In Rutgers Student Survey

Failing to differentiate rude remarks from forcible rape.    A new survey of Rutgers University students reinforces the idea that one in four college women will be victims of sexual assault... but only if you don't look at the study too closely. Zoom in and you'll find the same problems that plague so much research about sex crimes on college       ... MORE

VIDEO: Basic Income Guarantee Vs. Welfare

Matt Agorist: Stupid Cops Break Into Wrong Home, Shoot Innocent Homeowner, Kill His Dog, Then Shoot Each Other

Another botched home invasion by trigger-happy cops.     An almost unbelievable tale of police incompetence comes out of Dekalb County Tuesday after police responded to the wrong home on a burglary call. During the blunder, police officers wrongfully entered a residence as the homeowners, Chris and Leah McKinley and their small child, ... MORE

Katherine Mangu-Ward: Plastic Bags Are Good

Another thing prohibitionists get wrong.  Here is a list of things that are thicker than a typical plastic grocery bag: A strand of hair. A coat of paint. A human cornea. High-density polyethylene is a miracle of materials science. Despite weighing less than 5 grams, one bag can hold 17 pounds, well over 1,000 times its own weight. At about a penny ... MORE

Thursday, September 3, 2015

John Crudele: Why The Federal Reserve Should Be Audited

Because ignorance is not bliss.  It is time for a comprehensive audit of Janet Yellen ’s Federal Reserve — and not just for the reasons presidential candidate Rand Paul and others have given. The Fed needs to be audited to see if its ruling body has broken the law by manipulating financial markets that are outside its jurisdiction. A thorough    ... MORE

Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies

by Jeffrey Dorfman.   The solar industry admits it. For at least the last thirty years the alternative energy industry has been claiming they are almost ready to be economically competitive with fossil fuel. Wind, solar, geothermal, and others keep begging for government subsidies to help them stay afloat until they can reach a size at which economies  ... MORE

VIDEO: Rand Paul - Constitutional Foreign Policy

Big Government Update:The California Gas Restriction Act Of 2015 Spells The End Of Privacy For California Drivers

Big Brother is watching.     The California Gas Restriction Act of 2015, Senate Bill 350, not only is a reckless political agenda but one that will raise costs drastically in California, burden the State with yet more regulations, and eliminate citizens’ privacy. Regulators now have a plan to monitor personal driving data that can be used to enforce gas   ... MORE

Girls Rights Matter: Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girl’s Locker Room

Gender-blender news.  Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girl’s locker room by walking out of class. How do you gel the sides and parents who are worried about their children. “You really don’t,” Schowalter says. “It’s going to end up in court. And that is where most of these issues are     ... MORE

VIDEO: Why You Should Want To Limit Government

John Stossel: Market Magic

If people need it, the market does it.     People have long lists of things they think the market can't possibly do — from building subways to fighting wars. Sometimes, the market does them anyway. War, for example. Even conservatives, who often praise markets, assume that only government can fight terrorists. Tell that to Matthew VanDyke.  ... MORE

Scott Shackford: Self-Driving Cars Would Limit Human Error And Therefore Could Destroy Fine-Based City Government

So what's the downside?       One of the propelling concepts behind self-driving cars isn't just innovation for the sake of innovation, leading us to our sci-fi Jetsons future. If successfully implemented, it will make ground travel safer, particularly in higher population areas, increase transportation efficiency and ultimately human productivity.   ... MORE