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Liberty NewsWire – August 30, 2011

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself." – Joseph Pulitzer Deadliest Month Yet for U.S. in Afghanistan – CBS News After Irene, FEMA Facing a Disaster of Its Own – Funding – Washington Post Federal Government Helps to Reimburse States for Irene Damage – Reuters AU: Libya […]


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Blowback?

Libyan rebels "liberated" a prison last week.  It turns out, as many as 600 of those prisoners were "pro-Al-Qaeda militants," imprisoned by Qaddafi, but reports are that many of them may have tried, or actually did, fight against U.S. forces in Iraq. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUeNBy3FjRM This news appears to have been overlooked because of last week's Hurricane […]


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Silence is Deafening

"The Drone President," Pat Buchanan called President Obama this morning. It is a fitting title for a President who, without any consultation or authority granted by Congress has bombed at last count at least 4 countries (Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya) and perhaps elsewhere that for "national security reasons" Americans aren't privy too that information. On […]


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Morning Read: Does Washington Know Best?

Absolutely not, "Washington doesn't know best," argues Sen. Mike Lee in a new op-ed this morning in Politico. It’s well past time to have a spirited debate over the proper role of government, and the proper reach of government into our lives. Clearly, there are two very different visions for what this role should be. Senator […]


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Disaster Relief as Bad Policy

In light of nature's prevelance in the recent news cycle, it's worth reevaluating a poignant article from William F. Shugart II, published by the Independent Institute in their Spring 2011 issue of The Independent Review. Only 25 percent of the respondents to a survey conducted in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina identified government as their most […]


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