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Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

 

Liberty NewsWire: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Over the last three years, the Obama administration has carried out at least 239 covert drone strikes, more than five times the 44 approved under George W. Bush. And after promising to make counterterrorism operations more transparent and rein in executive power, Obama has arguably done the opposite, maintaining secrecy and expanding presidential authority.

Just as importantly, the administration's excessive use of drone attacks undercuts one of its most laudable policies: a promising new post-9/11 approach to the use of lethal American force, one of multilateralism, transparency, and narrow focus." – David Rohde for Foreign Policy Magazine. See the full article here: The Obama Doctrine: How the president's drone war is backfiring

Individual Liberty

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Forbes – The TSA Is Coming To a Highway Near You

Food:

Reason – Say Goodbye to the King-Sized Snickers Bar

Police State:

Associated Press – NJ gov critical of NYPD surveillance secrecy

Cato @ Liberty – The REAL ID Fight Continues in the States

School Choice:

The State – SC’s Latest Private School Choice Plan Advances

War on Drugs:

LA Times – Victory, and Defeat, in the War on Drugs

Columbus Dispatch – Secret Compartments Could Get Drivers Busted

Gun Control:

Washington Times – Victory for Gun Rights in D.C.

Quad City Times – Two Chicago Gun Control Measures Advance

Foreign Policy

Counterterrorism:

Foreign Policy – The Obama Doctrine: How the president's drone war is backfiring

Afghanistan:

Fox News – 2 US troops killed in Afghanistan following Quran burning

Foreign Policy – What the Quran burnings tell us

Huffington Post – How the Debacle in Afghanistan Disgraced its Cheerleaders

Reason – Obama Brainwashes the Public on Afghanistan

Iran:

Associated Press – Israeli leader to US to talk about Iran tensions       

Economic Issues

Federal Reserve:

The Hill – Bernanke warns lawmakers country headed for 'massive fiscal cliff'

USA Today – Bernanke expects job growth to be hard to come by in '12

Reuters – Highlights – Bernanke’s Q&A Testimony to House Panel

Bloomberg – Bernanke Quells Talk of Fresh Fed Stimulus

CBS News – Inflation: Not as Low as You Think

Housing Bubble:

Forbes – The Bank Bailout’s Ugly Stepsister: Fannie Mae Still Losing Billions

Energy:

Heritage Foundation – White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High

ABC News – More Green Energy Layoffs: Colorado Solar Firm Cuts Workforce in Half

CONSTITUTION

Obamacare:

Washington Post – Obamacare arguments: Time to start making them


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