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No CIA, Captain America is the good guy

Last week, I blogged about The Intercept’s exposé of the extent of the surveillance state. One of the surveillance programs exposed in the story is a CIA program to “…secretly access databases maintained by foreign countries and extract data to add to the watch lists.” The name of this program? Hydra. If that name sounds familiar, it […]


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Thomas Massie: Air Strikes Require Congressional Authorization

Following President Obama’s decision to resume bombing in Iraq, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) reiterated his call for President Obama to obey the Constitution and seek approval from Congress before launching new military actions in Iraq in these comments to Kentucky media: U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky 4th Congressional District) argues that President Obama should have […]


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US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar

The US government’s decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in the short term, in the long run these sanctions are just another step toward […]


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Airstrikes in Iraq: Remember that Thing Called Congress?

Guest Post By: Jake Tate “President Obama has authorized airstrikes in Iraq.” Does anyone else see something wrong with that headline? Not “The United States Government has…” or “With the approval of Congress the President has…” No. The headlines have always told us that Obama is doing this, that, and the other thing on his […]


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RNC just says YES to crony capitalism

Just heard from a source at the summer meeting of the Republican National Committee (RNC) that the RNC voted down a resolution in favor of shutting down the Export-Import Bank by a vote of  67-63.  While the vote was closer than it would have been as recently as four years ago, it is sad to […]


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