Government Looking For Witches Will Find Them

by Andrew Napolitano.      While the nation's political class has been fixated on a potential government shutdown in Washington this week, the NSA has continued to spy on all Americans and by its ambiguity and shrewd silence seems to be acknowledging slowly that the scope of its spying is truly breathtaking. The Obama administration is of the  ... MORE

William Ridenour: A Secession Thought Experiment

Your grade depends on your answer at the end.          At the bottom there is a question to consider, based upon the following hypothetical situation. The Constitutional convention is closing, but before sending out the representatives to their various states to debate and ratify the newly proposed Constitution, George Washington   ... MORE

VIDEO: A Conversation On The Minimum Wage

From Milton Friedman's "Free To Choose".

Need Health Care Coverage? Just Dial 1-800-FUCKYO

Transparency at last.           Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider. Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center      ... MORE

California Governor Signs Ban On NDAA Detentions

Proof that blind squirrels find nuts once in a while.      Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a statewide ban on indefinite detentions into law Tuesday, prohibiting compliance with provisions of federal law. After receiving overwhelming bipartisan support in the California State Assembly, Brown approved AB 351, in effect banning any state    ... MORE

VIDEO: Taking Back The Power Of The Patriot Act

A video by Ben Swann.

U.S. Is Overtaking Russia As Largest Oil-And-Gas Producer

by Russell Gold and Daniel Gilbert.       The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas, a startling shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations. U.S. energy output has been surging in recent years, a comeback fueled by shale-rock formations of oil and natural gas   ...  MORE

Sean Riley & Ed Walton: Obama's Privacy Nightmare

Government can't protect your sensitive data.         Tuesday marked the first day of open enrollment for the health-insurance exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act. It didn’t go very well: Would-be health-insurance consumers in at least 47 states encountered technical problems. These so-called glitches, however, mask a    ... MORE

Michael Connelly: The Horrible Truth About ObamaCare

A Constitutional attorney reads the entire law.      Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being      ... MORE

Government Shutdown Or Not, The NSA Is Still Spying

by Gene Healy.        Bad news for pandaphiles: The National Zoo's “PandaCam” will go dark during a government shutdown. However, the federal government’s power to keep an eye on the American people will continue to grow — it’s an “essential service,” apparently. Sunday brought yet another revelation from former National Security Agency      ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - New Tactics Of The Police State

John Stossel: Escaping Government Schools

How poor performance becomes institutionalized.        People say public schools are "one of the best parts of America". I believed that. Then I started reporting on them. Now I know that public school — government school is a better name — is one of the worst parts of America. It's a stultified government monopoly. It never      ... MORE

Over 93% Of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'

by Tony Lee.           More than nine out of every ten employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are considered "non-essential" and have been furloughed in the federal government's shutdown. Reuters obtained an EPA guidance in which the agency said it would "classify 1,069 employees, out of 16,205, as essential," which is about 6.6%       ... MORE

VIDEO: The Texas Hairbraiding Licensing Scheme

Oops: MSNBC Anchor Can't Access ObamaCare Exchange

by Andrew Johnson.           MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35       ... VIDEO AND MORE

L. Brent Bozell: The Old Media And The New Sheriffs

Courage came to visit the GOP.          Once again, we've reached a government shutdown over irresponsible government spending. Once more, the media are proclaiming the world is coming to an end and blaming conservative Republicans for everything. They are working hand in glove with the Never Enough Government lobby that       ... MORE

Tesla Motors And The Folly Of Government Intervention

by A. Barton Hinkle.     Anyone searching for a case study to explain what is wrong with capitalism in America today can stop looking. We have the perfect specimen: Tesla Motors. Federal and state programs have conferred huge advantages to help the electric-vehicle company sell its cars — which state laws then make almost impossible to sell.     ... MORE

Nick Gillespie: Ayn Rand Would Have Loved Kickstarter

The ultimate in 'value-for-value'.       What does it mean that the makers of the final installment of a three-part film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s controversial 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged are asking for donations at the crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Isn’t that the book where characters pledge to “never live for the sake of another man, to live      ... MORE

VIDEO: Fox News - Welcome To ObamaCare

Will Congress Codify NSA's Sweeping Surveillance Power?

by Brendan Sasso.      Supporters and critics of the National Security Agency are preparing for a showdown on Capitol Hill over how to reform the agency in the wake of the leaks by Edward Snowden.  Defenders of the agency — primarily the leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees — are preparing legislation that would increase       ... MORE