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 [...]

Assume the Position

So what happened to hundreds of full-body, high detail scanners after they were yanked from airports last year? According to the Chicago Tribune: Most have been shipped to jails, prisons and state and local government agencies. The TSA [...]

A heartbreaking look inside Havana

Michael J. Totten writes in City Journal about the Cuba that tourists never see: devastating poverty. The maximum wage is just the beginning. Not only are most Cubans not allowed to have money; they’re hardly allowed to have things. The [...]

Hemp Seeds Finally Make It to Kentucky

After some back and forth with the Drug Enforcement Administration, including Kentucky agriculture officials filing suit against the federal government, the contested hemp seeds have made it to the Bluegrass State. Via USA Today: FRANKFORT, [...]

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 [...]

Burrus: Should it be against law to criticize Harry Reid?

Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, writes in the Boston Herald about Harry Reid's attempt to limit the First Amendment: The world has never seen, and never will see, a law aimed at eliminating the praise of the lawmakers. [...]