California Joins The Nullification Parade

California governor signs a Liberty Preservation Act.     It just got a lot harder for President Obama to indefinitely detain residents of California. On October 1, Governor Jerry Brown (shown) announced he had signed AB 351 into law.  The new statute, called the California Liberty Preservation Act, outlaws the participation of any agency of the  ... MORE

VIDEO: Ron Paul On The American Civil War

Do we owe a debt of gratitude to Abe Lincoln?

FOX NEWS POLL: Majority Against Raising Debt Ceiling

But politicians LOVE to spend.    Soon Congress will have to vote on raising the nation’s debt limit so the federal government can borrow more money to make good on its spending commitments.  If it were up to the American public, they would vote no -- with a majority saying the debt limit should only be raised after major spending cuts have been  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell - Inarticulate Republicans

Could they sell blankets to Eskimos?     If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics. Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives,       ... MORE

Healthy Defiance Protects Us From Control Freak Majority

by J.D. Tuccille.      An old joke has a policeman parking his car outside a bar shortly before closing time. He's certain he'll bag a tipsy driver or two toward his arrest quota. Immediately, an obvious drunk stumbles from the bar. The drunk drops and retrieves his car keys repeatedly as people leave the bar, enter their vehicles and head home.       ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Who Shut Down The Government?

This is not complicated.        Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans. There is really nothing complicated about the facts.           ... MORE

VIDEO: Will The Govt Shutdown Harm The Economy?

Walter E Williams: Racial Trade-Offs

Everything has a cost.      Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let's look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including Barack Obama, always side with teachers unions in their opposition to educational vouchers ... MORE

Esther Goldberg: Why Is This Not A National Tragedy?

A troubled mother shot dead and politicians applaud.      An unarmed 34-year-old woman suffering from postpartum depression is surrounded by the authorities while sitting in her car, and gunned down in cold blood. She is blocked in. She cannot move. And yet she is killed by heavily armed security officers. Her one-year old child witnesses  ... MORE

VIDEO: Michael Savage Vs Caller Defending DC Shooting

John Solomon: ATF Seeks To Block Fast And Furious Book

Bureaucracy looks to hide inconvenient truth.     The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to       ... MORE

Silk Road Bust Hints At FBI's New Cybercrime Powers

by Hal Hodson.      The biggest drug marketplace on the internet has been busted. The illicit empire of the Silk Road came crashing down on Wednesday after its founder Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts , was arrested and charged with narcotics trafficking, money laundering, computer-hacking and attempted murder. He was caught        ... MORE

Kentucky ObamaCare Warning: No Expectation Of Privacy

by Elizabeth Harrington.      The Kentucky Obamacare marketplace has no “expectation of privacy,” warning its prospective customers that their information can be monitored and shared with government bureaucrats. When clicking “let’s get started” on the state-run health insurance marketplace “kynect,” the user is quickly prompted  ... MORE

Barry Farber: America Has 'Tea-Kettled'

Is America on Candid Camera?        Once I read an article about a tribe in Africa that had an interesting custom. At tribal meetings a person could talk for as long as – and only for as long as – he could stand on one foot. How strange! How foreign! How primitive! Right? Sen. Ted Cruz and Jimmy Stewart (in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”) would       ... MORE

VIDEO: Minimum Wage And The Disadvantaged Worker

Excerpts from a lecture by Walter E Williams.

Andrew Kloster: Help! The Government Took My Property

Welcome to the world of “civil asset forfeiture".         What if government officials took your property and told you that they could keep it—even if you had done nothing wrong? That’s exactly what happened to Terry Dehko, a victim of civil asset forfeiture. Dehko is an immigrant owner of a grocery store who fled to the U.S. to escape         ... MORE

Welcome To The Era Of Unlimited Government

by Nick Gillespie.           It’s a telling coincidence that the latest scandalous revelation about the National Security Agency (NSA) is hitting the front pages just as the enrollment period specified by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) is getting started. Each of these things underscores different but related aspects of the virtually        ... MORE

VIDEO: Blocking The NSA For Less Than $100?

Mick Hume: Free Speech Threats In The U.S. And U.K.

Who stands up for our first freedoms?     Everybody in public life in the US and UK claims to believe in freedom of expression and a free press. Strange, then, that a growing number of people should now choose to exercise that freedom in order to declare that it should be limited—at least for others. The mantra of the moment is, “Of course I      ... MORE

Brian Wilson: Revenge Rape And The First Amendment

Liberty requires responsibility.         Long dead English playwright William Congreve penned the famous (paraphrased) line: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Thanks to today’s cell phone technology and wandering morals, we will see if the First Amendment’s “free speech” will withstand the latest furious onslaught from one Holly Jacobs    ... MORE