Monday, September 1, 2014

The Police Violence We Aren’t Talking About

by Zoe Carpenter.   Using authority to coerce sexual favors. Police officer Daniel Holtzclaw worked the evening shift, from four in the afternoon until two in the morning, patrolling the northeastern part of Oklahoma City. Between February and June he allegedly sexually assaulted at least seven women while on duty, including a       ... MORE

Robert Klein Engler: A Worthless Sacrifice

The unfortunate education of James Foley.  The recent death of reporter James Foley at the hands of ISIS and the past death of American ambassador Chris Stevens have an interesting similarity. Both men were known to be liberals, and some would even say they were educated in a radical liberal tradition. Writing in USA Today, David McKay      ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Timeless Principles Of Freedom

Walter E Williams: Things I Don't Understand

There are things that really puzzle me.       Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Insurance company policies      ... MORE

"The Police Force Is Watching The People"

by Sheldon Richman.         Political philosophy — the libertarian philosophy included — can take you only so far. The libertarian philosophy provides grounds for condemning aggression, that is, the initiation of force, and along with some supplemental considerations, it identifies in the abstract what constitutes aggression, victimhood, and      ... MORE

VIDEO: Nanny Of The Month - August 2014

Obama on the Islamic State: Who’s on first?

by Monica Crowley.      Obama foreign policy has long resembled the old Abbott and Costello “who’s on first” routine: a dazed and confused mush of leftist ideology and demonstrable weakness. The left hand hasn’t known what the far-left hand has been doing. Or the far-left hand has had to take the left one out to the woodshed for not being       ... MORE

Cops Taser To Death Handcuffed Man Laying On Ground

He wasn't getting up fast enough.   A 24-year-old man was tasered at least 13 times before he died in police custody, an attorney for the deceased victim has revealed. Gregory Lewis Towns, Jr was killed last April in East Point, Georgia after he was arrested by police who responded to reports of a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Towns died     ... MORE

Friday, August 29, 2014

John W. Whitehead: The Death of Freedom in Our Schools

The final nail in the coffin.      Young Alex Stone didn’t even make it past the first week of school before he became a victim of the police state. Directed by his teacher to do a creative writing assignment involving a series of fictional Facebook statuses, the 16-year-old wrote, “I killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur. I bought the gun to take care   ...  MORE

Gov't Wants Cars To Broadcast Location, Direction & Speed

by Terrence Jeffrey.  Big Brother wants to know your every move. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American       ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Mandatory Minimums

No Charges For Cop Who Killed While Driving Distracted

by Snejana Farberov.     Badges give special privilege. California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year. Deputy Andrew Wood was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when    ... MORE

California Drivers Brace For Costly New Gas Tax

Tax-happy politicians take aim at auto drivers.      Californians already pay the nation's second highest gas tax at 68 cents a gallon -- and now it will go up again in January to pay for a first-in-the-nation climate change law. "I didn't know that," said Los Angeles motorist Tyler Rich. "It's ridiculous." "I think it’s terrible," added Lupe Sanchez, pumping  ... MORE

VIDEO: Let Your Local Police Know About This Sale!

Walter E Williams: Blacks Must Confront Reality

Slavery isn't the real problem.   Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black problems when it isn't, then      ... MORE

John Stossel: Green Monster

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency!       You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work. Today, America's waterways are so much cleaner that I swim in New York City's once-filthy Hudson River — right beside skyscrapers    ... MORE

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thomas Sowell: The Media And The Mob Of Ferguson

The bias of the bullet-counters.        Casting blame based on skin color should have ended with Jim Crow. Those of us who admit that we were not there and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a      ... MORE

There's Nothing SWEET About the National Soda Tax

by Baylen Linnekin.      Last month, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) proposed the SWEET Act, an excise tax on sweetened beverages. The tax, which has been billed as a national soda tax, would lay a one-cent duty on every teaspoon of sugar in soft drinks and other beverages. The proposal is intended "to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting      ... MORE