Monday, April 25, 2016

Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

by John W. Whitehead.  Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet. Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in   ... MORE

Licensing Laws Shut Young People Out Of The Job Market

by Ben Casselman.  Young people entering the job market have always faced challenges: a lack of skills and experience, limited professional networks, unfamiliarity with workplace culture and expectations. But increasingly, they are also facing another obstacle: legal requirements that can shut off avenues to jobs before they even get the chance  ... MORE

VIDEO: Carl Hart - Drug Decriminalization

How Democrats Win Debates By Corrupting English

by David Harsanyi.    The war on meaning. Humans have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first "knew" Eve. In politics especially, obfuscating and twisting the meaning of words has been going on forever. But today's debates aren't only littered with rhetorical distortions; in some ways, many of Democrats' most potent arguments are built on    ... MORE

4 Ways Harriet Tubman Totally Kicked Ass

by Nick Gillespie.    From a libertarian POV. So Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) is going to be the new face of the $20 bill. Great choice, yes. The only downside, really, is that the bills won't be released until 2026 or later, by which point they'll be worth, what, about $10 in today's fiat currency? And Andrew Jackson, who in many ways incarnates     ... MORE

VIDEO: The Libertarian Chick On Gov't Gone Wild!

Limits To President Obama's Executive Order Authority

by Andrew Napolitano.      In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some four million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they    ... MORE

Thom Dunn: A 7-Month-Old Baby Is On The No-Fly List

Our proactive stance on terrorism.      In 2012, a 7-month-old baby was designated as a "known or suspected terrorist threat" by airport security and placed on the no-fly list. That baby is now 4 years old and is one of 18 plaintiffs listed in a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in April seeking damages for those who have  ... MORE

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Profit Incentives Driving The Police State

by John W. Whitehead. If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. Not only are American taxpayers forced to “spend more on state, municipal, and federal taxes than the annual financial burdens of food, clothing, and housing combined,” but we’re  ... MORE

50-Year Disaster Of Government Trains, Buses & Streetcars

by Daniel Bier.  Today, Less than 2% of trips use transit. Ronald Reagan once quipped that "government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." There, in a nutshell, you have a short history of mass transit in America. CEI's Marc Scribner explains,  ... MORE

VIDEO: Murray Sabrin - Economics & The Federal Reserve

5 Reasons Conservatives Should Support Pot Legalization

by James McClure.   Ever wonder how to bring up marijuana with your conservative friends, family or coworkers? You're in luck because there's an activist group that specializes in getting that sort of discussion started. RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition) is dedicated to persuading people to rethink their position on cannabis. We     ... MORE