The Obama administration has decided to resume funding for Egypt’s military and will bypass congressional requirements that U.S. officials certify the country’s progress toward democracy, according to Capitol Hill aides. The decision, which senior administration officials said will be announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday, drew heavy criticism from some in […]
A recent Army health report draws an alarming profile of a fighting force more prone to inexcusable violence amid an “epidemic” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the mental breakdown attracting speculation as a factor in a massacre of Afghan civilians this month. Based on an exhaustive study of nearly 500,000 soldiers, reservists and veterans, the […]
Occasionally, something comes along that perfectly illustrates exactly why we're fighting the intrusive TSA – and why we must spread the word, educate more Americans, and abolish this unnecessary and destructive agency. The latest threat halted by our knights in shining rubber gloves? A three-year-old in a wheelchair with a broken leg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNO-AzPxS4U If you […]
State workers who are denied unpaid sick leave required by federal law cannot sue the states, the Supreme Court said in a victory for states' rights that some liberal advocates saw as a bad omen for President Obama's healthcare law. It said lawsuits by state employees permitted under the law would violate the constitutional rule […]
Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as […]
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