Afghanistan as the Hotel California

Apparently the Obama administration views Afghanistan as a bit like the Eagles' famed Hotel California.  We can check out but never leave.Reported the New York Times:The senior American commander in Afghanistan suggested Tuesday that [...]

UPDATE: House Judiciary, SOPA

Tomorrow morning, the House Judiciary Committee plan to continue their markup of H.R. 3261, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" or SOPA.SOPA threatens the very existence of the internet we know today.  If it passed, not only would it be [...]

Liberty NewsWire: December 19, 2011

CBS News correspondent Celia Hatton reports news of Kim's death was met with a flood of televised emotion in North Korea, as state TV showed orderly columns of state officials weeping dramatically, and ordinary North Koreans beside themselves [...]

NDAA Passes Senate, Heads to White House

The NDAA Conference Report passed the Senate by a vote of 86-13 this evening, with detainee provisions intact.It should be noted here that 6 additional senators voted NO than when S. 1867 was previously voted on and passed 93-7 on December 1.This [...]

Liberty NewsWire - December 14, 2011

"The protester" has been named Time's Person of the Year. - The Huffington PostTime Names "The Protester" as Person of the Year - The Huffington PostNTSB Wants All States to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving - USA TodayU.S. [...]

Liberty NewsWire - December 20, 2011

The Transportation Security Administration isn't just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country. - Los [...]

The Death of Privacy

My wife recently applied for a job on line with a major US corporation.  Within minutes, she received an email asking her to confirm that she was associated with another individual who works for the company, a close friend of our [...]

Vladimir Putin and the Phenomenon of the Broken Clock

It is said that even a broken clock is right twice a day, and so it is with Russia's Vladimir Putin.  He's no squishy believer in individual liberty, but he has accurately assessed American foreign policy.  Reported [...]

Penalizing American Torturers

Washington long has placed sanctions on other governments and officials of other governments.  Now Russia is striking back.  Reports the Moscow Times:An unpleasant surprise might await the next White House or Pentagon official [...]

UPDATED: Senators Paul & Lee Support a Strong BBA

On Wednesday, the Senate will vote on two balanced budget amendment's to the Constitution.  One, is S.J.Res. 10, a solid BBA that all 47 Republicans are supporting, and S.J.Res. 24, a compromise proposal which never actually requires a [...]