NBC Interviews Edward Snowden

You can watch the full interview here.

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Since Glenn Greenwald first exposed the NSA's vast unconstitutional surveillance program last year, a strange phenomenon has developed wherein certain elements of the media have slavishly defended the U.S. government and relentlessly attacked [...]

How Obama and the House GOP saved the surveillance state

Who says bipartisanship is dead? Last week, the Obama Administration worked with GOP House leadership to gut the USA FREEDOM Act. The original act was a modest step in the right direction when it was introduced last fall. Then, two weeks [...]

Sorry, Chamber of Commerce, Fed Transparency Is More Important

Last week, like a parent admonishing their child, the Chamber of Commerce published a condescending attack on Senator Paul's attempt to force a vote on Audit the Fed in exchange for votes on nominees to the Fed's Board of Governors. While the [...]

Tell Congress to Vote YES on Massie's Hemp Amendment!

Later today, the House will vote on a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Massie, Blumenauer, Polis, Barr, and Bonamici to address the legal confusion regarding Section 7606 of the Farm bill relating to industrial hemp. This amendment is meant [...]

Michigan Minimum Wage Increased

By: Colin Combs Last Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a new bill into law that will increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from its current $7.40 until it reaches to $9.25 in 2018. The House voted 76-34 and the Senate voted [...]

First they came for the hummus

Imagine the horror of mere commoners determining the definition of hummus! Fortunately Sabra Dipping in Chesterfield, Virginia is lobbying the government to save us all. From Reason: The company, whose Chesterfield, Virginia, plant produces [...]

Greenwald to publish list of citizens targeted by NSA

In his latest NSA revelations, journalist Glen Greenwald says he plans to release the names of US citizens who have been targeted by the United States government. From Real Clear Politics: “One of the big questions when it comes to domestic [...]

Government Jobs and Broken Windows

By: Colin Combs Rep. Joe Garcia (D – Fla.) has recently come under fire for his comment that “we’ve proved that Communism works.” The relevant quote from the video is here: “So the… safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It [...]