Foreign Aid: It's (General) Electric

Last week, I blogged about President Obama's decision to increase "security cooperation" and make "significant new investments in African peacekeeping" following the U.S.-African leaders summit.  President Obama also announced that the federal [...]

Thomas Massie: Air Strikes Require Congressional Authorization

Following President Obama's decision to resume bombing in Iraq, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) reiterated his call for President Obama to obey the Constitution and seek approval from Congress before launching new military actions in Iraq [...]

Airstrikes in Iraq: Remember that Thing Called Congress?

Guest Post By: Jake Tate “President Obama has authorized airstrikes in Iraq.” Does anyone else see something wrong with that headline? Not “The United States Government has…” or “With the approval of Congress the President [...]

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Obama unilaterally authorizes airstrikes on Iraq [UPDATED]

President Obama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, unilaterally authorized "targeted" airstrikes on Iraq late last night. But, don't worry- this doesn't mean war, according to the President. In his speech he stated, "As commander in chief, I will [...]

No CIA, Captain America is the good guy

Last week, I blogged about The Intercept's exposé of the extent of the surveillance state. One of the surveillance programs exposed in the story is a CIA program to “…secretly access databases maintained by foreign countries and extract [...]

US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar

The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in [...]

RNC just says YES to crony capitalism

Just heard from a source at the summer meeting of the Republican National Committee (RNC) that the RNC voted down a resolution in favor of shutting down the Export-Import Bank by a vote of  67-63.  While the vote was closer than it would have [...]

Stretch before jogging? You might be a terrorist

As part of its National Security Initiative (NIS) the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies are working with state and local governments as well as private security firms to collect [...]

Obama unilaterally increases military invention and foreign aid, DC yawns

This week DC played host to the first "U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit," a three-day gathering of "leaders from across the African continent." Aside from tying up DC traffic, thus making it more difficult for federal bureaucrats, Congressional [...]