Will the Fed take orders from the IMF?

Maybe... International Monetary Fund President Christine Leadgard has some advice for Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen: do not raise interest rates: The International Monetary Fund wants the Federal Reserve to wait until 2016 before it [...]

Is Bob Dylan a supply-sider?

Maybe not, but the legendary singer-songwriter sort of sounds like one in this interview with the AARP magazine  (hat/ tip: Rolling Stone): "The government's not going to create jobs," he said. "It doesn't have to. People have to create jobs, [...]

Did Freedom Act kill Freedom?

According to Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity it did: By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is [...]

While you weren't looking Congress endorsed Global ID cards

This week the US House passed the "Girls Count Act "(S. 802), legislation that already passed the Senate and so was sent  directly to the President for his signature. This legislation passed the House last November, but was not  taken up by the [...]

Congress to vote on American Community Survey this week

This week, the House of Representatives will consider the Commerce, Justice, State, Appropriations bill. Texas Representative Ted Poe will offer an amendment to the bill denying funding for the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is an [...]

Want to pay for the Roads? Sell the Federal Lands

Last month,  the Senate passed legislation extending the authorization of the Highway Trust Fund for two months. Extending the trust fund is considered must-pass legislation because without the federal government, who would build the [...]

Pentagon wants less transparency, Campaign for Liberty disagrees

Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation in of groups from across the political spectrum in opposing adding language to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) changing the rules governing how the Pentagon handles Freedom of [...]

USA FREEDOM may bring bulk collection back from the dead

Not even George Orwell could make this stuff up..... Next time someone tries to tell you that the USA FREEDOM Act somehow protects our liberty, remind them that bill is actuality being used by the Obama Administration to justify resuming bulk [...]

Who closed the NDAA mark-up?

Following passage of the misnamed "USA FREEDOM Act," the United States Senate has turned its attention to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill was marked up in secret, following a roll-call vote that was  taken several [...]

Do Americans support the Surveillance State?

Spoiler Alert: NO Pew Research Center recently released the results of a survey on Americans attitude toward the Surveillance State and the results where quite interesting: Overall, Americans hold nuanced views on the issue: A majority is [...]