As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.
As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military [...]
On June 22 2013, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures since, reaching 161,223 signatures today.
It’s that 100,000 mark that’s crucial, though, because this isn’t just any old ordinary petition; it’s an official petition on the official “We The People” petition [...]
A lot of information about the United States government hides in plain sight, shared in reports that few people know about and that the news media ignore (as they’re too busy covering the switch in directors for an Ant Man movie). Every spring, the federal government releases a report describing trends in its private contracting. [...]
May 11, 2014 (FP) — After a favorable ruling by a federal judge, the council of the majority-Muslim township of Stewart, Michigan has agreed to continue a practice of beginning all town governmental meetings with an exclusively Islamic call to prayer led by an imam from the Islamic Center of Stewart. Judge Aalim Davis ruled [...]
The next time some silk-suited member of Congress takes to the airwaves to complain about mythical food stamp fraud sapping the federal budget, consider this:
Did you know that federal government tax dollars were being used to reimburse private corporations for the exorbitant pay packages they provided their corporate executives? The above data, provided [...]
One libertarian response to the cry “heartless!” is to reassure a sentimental critic that they need not worry. Government spending, they say, has “crowded out” private charity. Once government spending on behalf of the poor and suffering is cut back, private charitable contributions will surge to take its place.
I think public spending crowds [...]
John Stossel writes: “I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn’t name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better.”
John Stossel must be blind.
Consider health care, for instance. Professor Douglas Amy of Mount Holyoke College looked into this issue; here’s an [...]
U.S. Government Bodies Recommending that Citizens Encrypt Data for Information Security
The analysis shows a significant relationship between file or data encryption and reduced theft of intellectual property. Encryption, therefore, should be considered an important tool for protecting confidential information.
Federal Trade Commission:
Consider training employees to take basic steps to maintain the [...]
… then why is it asking major Internet service providers to turn over users’ account passwords for government use?
To no small degree, the United States of America rose in prominence because of innovation, and to no small degree that innovation has been funded through research funded directly by the federal government and indirectly through its support of higher education. In economist Edwin Mansfield’s classic study of American industrial innovation, for instance, he finds [...]