Since he appeared on the national scene in 2010, Senator Rand Paul has been a favorite of libertarians in the United States. Libertarians assert “the right to life — accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others,” and also emphasize “the right to property… and the prohibition of robbery, trespass, [...]
If anything positive is likely to come of the meltdown of credibility in the Vatican, it is that Americans will finally allow their own values of equality, liberty, acceptance of diversity, and government free of religious interference to lead the United States toward a legal system less influenced by medieval prejudice. [...]
I would prefer to see the U.S. government pay for clowns to perform silly shows on stage than to see the U.S. military pay for soldiers to keep clowning around with human body parts. [...]
If it was Barack Obama who hired a prostitute in Colombia, I could understand calling that a scandal, though it wouldn’t really be very political. If the Secret Service agents and American soldiers had passed classified secrets on to the prostitutes, I could understand calling that a scandal. But, there’s nothing of that sort in this story, so what makes it a scandal? [...]
From October 16 to October 20, 2010 (the latest day for which FEC data is available), corporate entities that have made-up names and are largely exempted from having to reveal their mysterious donors spent $53,052,839 in independent expenditures on congressional campaigns. $15.0 million went to oppose Democrats, $2.9 million went to support Democrats, $4.7 million [...]
Last week we learned that the FBI had violated American constitutional standards and federal law five times over by:
1) lying about terrorism emergencies that did not exist 2) to obtain phone records of American citizens 3) who were reporters 4) without a warrant 5) in order to figure out who in the government had [...]
In order to grab domestic records of phone calls made within the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation lied, simply making up terrorist threats that did not actually exist. The Fourth Amendment to the United States of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that the government cannot accomplish searches or seizures without a warrant and an [...]
CNN International: “Sanford spending holiday weekend with family in Florida”
The poor dear. If he weren’t such a policy hypocrite on marriage, I’d give him a break.
As you know, September 11, 2001 changed everything.
Here are a few pieces of the everything that changed:
$3.1 million in new payroll slush money unaccounted for by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police in 2006 alone,
$800,000 in new extra pay for the director of the OACP, who happened to be a [...]
Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]