Friday, October 31, 2014

The Walking Dead in the American Police State

by John W. Whitehead.    The zombies are us. Fear and paranoia have become hallmarks of the modern American experience, impacting how we as a nation view the world around us, how we as citizens view each other, and most of all how our government views us. Nowhere is this epidemic of fear and paranoia more aptly mirrored than in the culture’s     ... MORE

Cops Do 20,000 No-Knock Raids Against Citizens Each Year

by Dara Lind.     Most of the time, when a person kills an intruder who breaks into his home, dressed in all black and screaming, the homeowner will avoid jail time. But what happens when the break-in was a no-knock SWAT raid, the intruder was a police officer, and the homeowner has a record? A recent pair of cases in Texas are an example of how    ... MORE

VIDEO: Chris Rossini - Set Money Free

What every American needs to know about the Federal Reserve.

Federal Agencies Just Doing Whatever They Want Now

by Lucy Steigerwald. On October 26, The New York Times published an article on the close ties between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and ex-Nazis after World War II. This wasn’t news, except for the fact that there were more Nazis poached by the CIA and other intelligence services, then brought to the US, and protected from      ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: The Presumption Of Liberty

The presumption has become tyranny.     In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives. During that period of his life, he gave       ... MORE

VIDEO: Three Ways Parents Are Ruining Halloween

The Guardian: Citizenfour Documentary Utterly Engrossing

Edward Snowden and patriotism in the 21st century.   Last year, UK cinemagoers were treated to two competing accounts of the story of Julian Assange: Bill Condon’s oddly inert drama The Fifth Estate, and Alex Gibney’s more pointedly dramatic documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks. Although very different in form,  ... MORE

Mick Hume: The Awful Truth About Free Speech

So your offended? Deal with it.    Time to stop paying lip service to the principle and take a stand in practice. Almost everybody in Western society with more than two brain cells to rub together supports freedom of speech. Or so they say. Blasphemers might be sentenced to death in Islamic states, and the internet might be censored to death in  ... MORE

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LA County Wants Warrantless Searches Of Hotel Records

Government's war against privacy marches on.    Los Angeles County will file a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting an argument by the city of Los Angeles that police should be allowed to inspect hotel guest registries on demand without a warrant. The Board of Supervisors passed the resolution on Tuesday. The motion says   ... MORE

Federal Court: Doctors Testify War On Pot Defies Science

by David Downs.      Separating propaganda from science. Three medical experts testified in federal court in California Friday and Monday that modern science renders the war on marijuana unconstitutional. Decades of medical research show the drug is not the danger the government has made it out to be, they told a federal judge.    ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - ObamaCare Vs Medical Choice

Unless Political Correctness Ends, America Dies

by Tim Powers.   America was founded on rugged individualism and a drive to keep all people free. What has happened to a great nation that created the industrial revolution, was the leader in technology, and the captain of industry? What has happened to a great nation that suffered greatly during the Great Depression and stock market crash    ... MORE

Rand Paul: Conservative Realist?

by Matt Welch.  On Oct. 23, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) gave a major address in front of the Center for National Interest, a "realist" foreign policy think tank founded by Richard Nixon. As he did in a similar February 2013 speech in front of the conservative Heritage Foundation, the libertarian-leaning presumptive 2016 GOP presidential        ... MORE

VIDEO: Understanding Austrian Business Cycle Theory

John Stossel: Incumbents Always Win

Politicians and their stranglehold on power.     I'm told that the public is "angry" at today's politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday's election bring a big shakeup? No. Congressional reelection rates never drop below 85 percent. The last big "wave" election was 1994, when Democrats lost control    ... MORE

Wind Turbines are 'Expensive, Unreliable and Inefficient'

by Donna Rachel Edmunds.    Study reveals another inconvenient truth. Wind power is too variable and too unpredictable to provide a serious alternative to fossil fuels, a new study by the Scientific Alliance and the Adam Smith Institute has confirmed. The researchers concluded that, although it is true that the wind is always blowing    ... MORE

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Police Are Still Out of Control (I Should Know)

by Frank Serpico.   In the opening scene of the 1973 movie “Serpico,” I am shot in the face—or to be more accurate, the character of Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino, is shot in the face. Even today it’s very difficult for me to watch those scenes, which depict in a very realistic and terrifying way what actually happened to me on Feb. 3, 1971.   ... MORE

Katrina Vander Heuvel: Justice For Edward Snowden

What if truth mattered to Obama?       It is time for President Obama to offer clemency to Edward Snowden, the courageous U.S. citizen who revealed the Orwellian reach of the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance of Americans. His actions may have broken the law, but his act, as the New York Times editorialized, did the nation   ... MORE

VIDEO: FOX NEWS - IRS Given A License To Steal

Tim Stanley: Numbers Prove Life Under Obama Sucks

 America is so over Obama.     In 2008, the media and a majority of the voters were head-over-heels in love with the man who told them that “yes, we can” overcome war and recession. By 2012, the amour had cooled but they were willing to give four more years to the guy who was – if nothing else – way hotter than Mitt Romney. But now it’s 2014  ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: Government Failure Is Baked In

Why the least government is the best government. On July 14, The New York Times reported that scientists at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had mishandled dangerous strains of anthrax and bird flu, failed to follow correct safety procedures after employees were exposed, and neglected to notify the appropriate         ... MORE