Friday, July 25, 2014

John W. Whitehead: The Stealing of America

By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress.  Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees or fines—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft. We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and   ... MORE

Jesse Walker: The Public Turns Against War

Saber rattling doesn't poll well anymore.      After a civilian airline was shot down over Ukraine last week, America's hawks stepped up their calls for a more muscular intervention in the country, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) calling the White House "cowardly" because it hasn't armed the government in Kiev. But a new YouGov survey shows  ... MORE

VIDEO: FOX NEWS - IRS Scandal: Shifting Stories

Mike Marion: The Exorbitant Price Of The American Empire

Blood, treasure and soul.     It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but clear evidence can be seen at least in the aftermath of World War II. Some trace the origins back to 1898 and the Spanish-American War, or even earlier to the War of 1812. And still others would say that imperial ambitions were even on the minds of some of  ... MORE

Can We Fight Police Brutality With “Massive Open Carry”?

by Trevor Lyman.       Those of us that are aware of the problem of police brutality are desperately looking for a way to stop it via peaceful means. I believe that if the majority of the public were to open carry (which I would call “massive open carry”), police brutality would diminish greatly for two main reasons:  hb1.) More often than not the    ... MORE

VIDEO: Know Your Rights - Police Checkpoints

Snowden Plans To Work On Anti-Surveillance Technology

by Charlie Osborne.      Edward Snowden says he plans to develop and promote anti-surveillance technology to hamper government spying across the globe. The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who leaked confidential documents detailing the extensive surveillance activities of the NSA and the UK's GCHQ, called for   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: What If Democracy Is A Fraud?

What if the government is not us?     What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance? What if democracy as it has come to exist      ... MORE

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zenon Evans: Socialists Are Cheaters, Says New Study

It is all about the incentives.         "The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task," according to a new study, "The (True) Legacy of Two Really Existing Economic Systems," from Duke University and the University of Munich. The team of researchers concluded this after working with 259   ... MORE

John Stossel: Policing America

Today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year. I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade     ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Playing Favorites With Crapitalism

Allen Smith: Rhode Island Proves Legalizing Prostitution Will Decrease Rape And Sexually-Transmitted Diseases

It happened by accident.       For a brief period of history, Rhode Island was the only state where prostitution was legal in every county. Now, a new report shows legalized prostitution led to a decrease in rapes and sexually transmitted diseases within the state, the Washington Post reports. The report, published by the National Bureau of      ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Drug War Refugees

The children are fleeing prohibition-related violence.       As thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America seek refuge in the United States, some commentators are blaming American drug users. "If there weren't a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine," says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, "there     ... MORE

VIDEO: Food Trucks and Carts Serve Clean Food

Mike Tuttle: The Incentives Behind Civil Asset Forfeiture

Do we really want policing for profit?     You’ve probably seen the ads on late night TV and in magazines. They promise that you can buy luxury cars, boats, houses, and other big ticket items for pennies on the dollar or less. The explanation is that these items used to belong to drug dealers or white collar criminals who are now behind bars.      ... MORE

Global Warmists Flee The Arctic And Move To California

The Arctic is having record cold this summer.      The cold is going to produce the most Arctic summer sea ice in a decade. After being obsessed with the Arctic and Polar bears for years, there is no mention of this in the press. 78% of the US has been below normal temperature over the last 10 months. Almost the entire country except for    ... MORE

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thomas Sowell: Bordering On Madness

Looking before we leap is not racism.  In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or        ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: One Year of Fracking in CO. Creates More Jobs Than Has Obama’s Entire Economy For Millennials

If only government got out of the way.     Fracking in the state of Colorado during the year 2012 created 111,000 jobs whereas Barack Obama’s entire economy has only generated 110,000 jobs for Millennials since 2007. What is wrong with our president? Does he suffer from a migraine headache or is he simply refusing to think straight?     ... MORE

VIDEO: Napolitano/Beck: Future Of The Republican Party