Any point after 12pm, the Virginia Senate could take up HB 1160 for a vote. This bill is meant to address the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, which Governor Bob McDonnell is opposed to, "will prevent the use of any Virginia agency or member of the Virginia National […]
The news media today are reporting how seven US servicemen who were advising Afghan security forces were wounded in a grenade attack carried out by one of their students. That is on top of two US Army officers murdered while advising an Afghan government ministry three days ago. If anything underlines the absolute futility of the […]
During a trip to Paducah Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul traded his political hat for scrubs and a surgical mask and teamed with two local doctors to perform free eye surgeries. “One thing I’ve missed since I’ve been elected is getting to practice as much as I’d like to,” Paul said. Paul joined Dr. Barbara Bowers, […]
A new bill being introduced, ironically named the "Sound Dollar Act," seeks to end the Fed's dual mandate of maximizing employment and maintaining stable prices by removing the employment mandate. The only problem, one that should concern any true believer in the free market system, is that the Fed would still be focused on "price […]
In this new video from the Institute for Humane Studies, "Smoking Bans: Banning Freedom," Professor Aeon Skoble discusses how the focus of smoking bans around the country has been framed as "smokers rights vs. non-smokers rights," and he explains how such a view misses the forest for the trees. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwIUfLttd0A The real, underlying, and all-to-often overlooked issue, is […]
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