Home » Liberty NewsWire » Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, April 26th, 2012


Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, April 26th, 2012

So let me just say what should be obvious to everyone by now.  CISPA is a bad idea.  The bill can’t be fixed.  And in the event of passage, the law will cause unintended harm to the Internet ecosystem.

That last part is especially ironic given the bill’s intention, which is to increase security for the Internet and the physical infrastructure that supports and relies on it.  Sponsors of the legislation have grown increasingly concerned about the cost to both the public and private sectors of software attacks, viruses, and other forms of malware that bring down websites, intentionally overload networks, infect computers, and potentially interfere with critical systems that keep basic infrastructure—electricity, communications, water—functioning smoothly." – Larry Downes for Forbes. See full article immediately below.

Individual Liberty


Forbes – Why CISPA Can't be Fixed

The Daily Caller – Internet Bill Could Allow DHS to Spy on Congress, Supreme Court

Bloomberg – When We Wage Cyberwar, the Whole Web Suffers

International Business Times – CISPA's House Sponsors Realizing Bill Threatens Internet Privacy As SOPA Once Did

Patriot Act/NDAA:

Huffington Post – Where Did All the Liberal Civil Liberties Advocates Go?

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Los Angeles Times – TSA Screeners Allegedly Let Drug-Filled Luggage Through LAX for Cash

Yahoo! News – TSA Defends Pat-Down of 4-Year-Old at Kan. Airport

CBS DC – Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Police State:

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Richmond Police Told to 'Avoid Intrusions'

Reason – Lawyer for Anti-Illegal Immigrant Group Gets SWAT Raid for Son's Graffiti, But He's Still Not Worried About Law Enforcement Excess

War on Drugs:

The Miami Herald – Drug War Will Change Course in 2013

Reason – Obama Tries to Rewrite His History of Promising Forbearance for Medical Marijuana Suppliers

Gun Control:

Los Angeles Times – Americans Increasingly in Favor of Gay Marriage, Gun Rights


Federal Reserve:

CNBC – Fed Raises Economic Outlook, Leans Toward 2014 Hike

IRS and Taxes:

Huffington Post – We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes


Reason – Health Care Reform Isn't Entitlement Reform

Townhall – Judge Andrew Napolitano: Rick Perry Was Correct

Reason – State Budget Woes? Blame Medicaid


CNS News – EPA Official's 'Philosophy' On Oil Companies: 'Crucify Them' – Just As Romans Crucified Conquered Citizens

Washington Examiner – First Algae, Now Spinach to Be Green Energy Source


Bloomberg – More Americans Than Projected Filed Jobless Claims Last Week


CNBC – Student Loans: The Next Bailout?

Foreign Policy

World Police:

The Daily Caller – Jack Hunter: Marco Rubio’s Liberal Foreign Policy


New York Times – Israeli Army Chief Says He Believes Iran Won't Build Bomb


Reuters – Pakistan Says U.S. Not Listening: Drone Strikes Must Stop

Washington Post – White House Approves Broader Yemen Drone Campaign

International Law:

Yahoo! News – Does Asteroid Mining Violate Space Law?


Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.