Liberty NewsWire: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The Espionage Act, enacted back in 1917 to punish those who gave aid to our enemies, was used three times in all the prior administrations to bring cases against government officials accused of providing classified information to the media. It has been used six times since the current president took office." - David Carr, for the New York Times.  See full article immediately below.

Individual Liberty

Police State:

The New York Times - Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth


Computer World - Advocacy group takes aim at anti-porn bill requiring ISP data retention

TechDirt - Key Techdirt SOPA/PIPA Post Censored By Bogus DMCA Takedown Notice

TSA & Travel Freedom:

Examiner - New report on TSA scanner safety uses old data

ProPublica - New Report Likely to Fuel Debate Over TSA Scanners

Drug Policy:

CNN – Napolitano: Mexican Drug War ‘Not a Failure’

Reuters – Recreational Marijuana Measure to be Put to Voters

Foreign Policy


Los Angeles Times - Afghan attacks over Koran burning renew debate on U.S. drawdown

Christian Science Monitor - NATO pulls out of Afghan ministries.  What's the impact?        


Reuters - Iran says expects talks with IAEA to continue

The New York Times - Iran Calls Nuclear Arms Production a 'Great Sin'

Economic Issues


CNN Money - Water bills expected to triple in some parts of U.S.

Federal Reserve:

Washington Times – Fixing the Federal Reserve

Housing Bubble:

Bloomberg – FHA to Increase Cost of Up-Front Mortgage Premiums for New 30-Year Loans

BusinessWeek – Fed’s Duke Says ‘Impaired’ Mortgage Market Holding Back Growth

Reason - Washington's Lousy Real Estate Portfolio

Foreign Aid:

Reason - India to Britain: Your Money Is No Good Here


Obamacare & Healthcare:

The Washington Free Beacon - Trashing Tricare: Obama to cut healthcare benefits for active duty and retired US military

Washington Post – Obamacare a ‘Bad Thing,’ Say Most Voters

National Review – Obamacare’s Bipartisan Critics

Politico – Birth Control Controversies Multiply

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