Liberty NewsWire Monday, April 30th, 2012

A baby who got through security at Newark Airport without being properly screened Friday triggered an evacuation and set off a round of finger-pointing.

The Transportation Security Administration suggested that airport cops over-reacted to the “low-risk” breach — while the Port Authority complained the feds waited too long to notify them.

Passengers, meanwhile, had to be cleared out of Terminal C and re-screened — and flights were grounded while bomb-sniffing dogs made the rounds." - Joe Kemp for New York Daily News.  See complete article immediately below.

Individual Liberty

TSA & Travel Freedom:

New York Daily News - Newark Airport Terminal Shut After Baby Goes Through Checkpoint Unscreened

Politico - Embattled TSA Takes One Hit After Another

Internet Freedom:

Financial Times - Story of the Week: Privacy Advocates Wary of CISPA


Reason - NYT Dives Back Into the Food Desert Swamp

War on Drugs:

Washington Times – FDA May Let Patients Buy Drugs Without Prescriptions

ACLU Blog – Hundreds of Economists: Marijuana Prohibition Costs Billions, Legalization Would Earn Billions

Police State:

The New York Times - Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.

Reason - Victim of Warrantless, Wrong-Door Raid: "I'm Not the Same Person"

Fox News – Activists on Trial for Arrests During NYPD Protest


The Independent - Spy in the Sky: Is it Only a Matter of Time Before Drone Technology is Used in Civil Society?

Reason - U.S. Doesn't Need To Know A Person's Name to Kill Him in a Drone Strike

Foreign Policy


The New York Times - U.S. Drone Strike Underlines Clash of Interests in Pakistan


The New York Times - Experts Believe Iran Conflict Is Less Likely

The New York Times - Former Israeli Premier Assails Netanyahu on Iran

Chicago Tribune - Iran Hopes for "Successful" Nuclear Talks With U.N.     


Federal Reserve:

Forbes – Robert Wenzel to Federal Reserve: “Leave the Building to the Four-Legged Rats”


CNBC - We Are in Age of 'Late Great Depression': Shiller

Eminent Domain:

Reason - Connecticut Agency Seeks to Whitewash Its Role in Kelo Eminent Domain Abuse



Washington Examiner – Medicare Slush Fund Shows Obama’s Abuse of Power

Politico – States Could Be in a Bind on Mandate

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