Thursday, April 24, 2014

Will You Be A Rebel, Revolutionary Or A Slave?

by John W. Whitehead.     The Bundy Paradigm. “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”—John F. Kennedy  Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing        ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Go To Heaven, Bloomberg

Meddling ex-mayor thinks he's on a mission from God.     If Michael Bloomberg is going to heaven, as he recently assured The New York Times, does that mean I am going to hell? The former New York mayor and I do not agree about much, especially when it comes to his two biggest passions: gun control and "public health," both of which   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Government Lotteries

Alexander Bolton: Is Rand Paul Plausible In 2016?

Can principles also be practical?  Can Sen. Rand Paul really become the 45th president? His curly hair and slight frame aren’t a Hollywood casting agent’s idea of a commander in chief. But the freshman Republican senator from Kentucky rejects established norms; he’s on a declared mission to redefine the presidency and his own party.  ... MORE

Civil Asset Forfeiture: 7 Things You Should Know

A Heritage Foundation fact sheet.        Civil asset forfeiture is a legal tool that allows law enforcement officials to seize property that they assert has been involved in certain criminal activity. In fact, the owner of the property doesn’t even need to be guilty of a crime: Civil asset forfeiture proceedings charge the property itself with     ... MORE

VIDEO: Is Standing Up To Government Really Terrorism?

John Stossel: Privacy, Please

We can never tell government to butt out.      Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school.       ... MORE

How Much Does ObamaCare Rip Off Young Adults?

by Scott Gottlieb.     We ran the numbers. Obamacare is still struggling to sign up young people. In order to offset the high cost of the older, and probably less healthy people who are joining Obamacare plans, the White House must coerce a sufficient number of thirty-somethings to also join. Problem is, the health plans are too pricey to make economic  ... MORE

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Matt Kibbe: 'You Can't Have Freedom for Free'

On Rush, Ayn Rand, and Not Compromising.      In 1977, I bought my first Rush album. I was 13. The title of the disc was 2112, and the foldout jacket had a very cool and ominous red star on the cover. As soon as I got it home from the store, I carefully placed that vinyl record onto the felt-padded turntable of my parents’ old Motorola console   ... MORE

Thaddeus Russell: Sex Slaves And The Surveillance State

Why 'human trafficking' is a dangerous term.     Her name, like that of nearly all the victims, is unknown. Not older than a teenager, she has large, downturned eyes, long and wavy hair, and pale skin. She wears a demure white dress, suggesting that the life she lived before she found herself in this dungeon was one of innocence. She stares     ... MORE

VIDEO: Fox News - Overkill At Bundy Ranch

Thomas Sowell: The High Cost Of Liberalism - Part Three

The wrong incentives.      Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year. If nothing else, it is a much-needed distraction from the disasters of ObamaCare and the various IRS, Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals. Like so many other   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The High Cost Of Liberalism - Part Two

Liberals can be disarming.     In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. Unfortunately, the people who are the easiest to disarm are the ones who are the most peaceful — and disarming them makes them vulnerable to those who are the least peaceful. We are currently getting a     ... MORE

VIDEO: The Tiny Dot

Thomas Sowell: The High Cost Of Liberalism - Part One

Liberals advocate many wonderful things.      In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives. Unfortunately, the only kind of world that any of us can live in is the world that actually exists. Trying to live in the kind   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Wage Discrimination

Never mind the reasons.     "President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice. Before discussing the "unjust" wage differences between men and      ... MORE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ronald Bailey: The Menace Of Secret Government

Proposed reforms fail to safeguard civil liberties.        In January, President Barack Obama made a much-anticipated speech at the Department of Justice outlining proposed reforms of the domestic surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA). The secretive spy agency has taken a public battering ever since      ... MORE