Liberty NewsWire: November 7, 2011

I, like most Americans, want to ensure that we punish and prevent terrorism. However, we must do so in a way that protects the rights of American citizens. In his recent column, Andrew C. McCarthy simply has his facts wrong when he claims that last week’s Senate debate on the 2012 defense-authorization bill was not about American citizens. It was. - Rand Paul, National Review Online

Indefinite Detention and American CitizensNational Review Online

Luis Gutierrez (D): If Holder Knew of Fast and Furious He "Should Leave"Daily Caller

Prospects Dim for the 100-Watt Incandescent Light Bulb Daily Caller

Green Money Hole: Subsidized Battery Maker BleedsWashington Examiner

Federal administrative agencies issued 3,271 new regulations in 2010, or roughly nine regulations per day. Small businesses spend an estimated $10,500 per employee to comply with federal regulations, a considerable burden on the private sector’s ability to create jobs at a time of continued economic struggles.

But who should be accountable for the federal regulations resulting from laws? Congress. -- Rand Paul & Geoff Davis, Roll Call

Op-Ed: Paul & Davis: REINS Act Would Rein In Overzealous Regulators Roll Call

Editorial: Obama's Idea of Transparency: A Financial Czar Shielded By the FedWashington Examiner

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