The Party of Pillage Versus the Party of Loot: The Glenn Reynolds USA Today Column
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Reynolds: Politicos put past before progress Cynical or not, these statements accurately describe why economic progress is so much harder today than it once was.  But why is it so much harder?  And why are so many politicians coming out … Continue reading

It’s A Crisis! Let’s Institute Ubiquitous Surveillance of All Americans Immediately!
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Nunes: US Is At ‘Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced’ « CBS DC WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this … Continue reading

No, The Story About CPS Snatching Kids For Being Outside Alone Likely Isn’t a Hoax
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Forgetting the Lesson of the UVA/Rolling Stone Hoax | The Weekly Standard A note of caution about the ‘free-range kids’ story out of Florida. After several hundred words of la-de-dahing around the Christmas tree, it turns out that the story … Continue reading

All Law Is Now An Enabler of Tyranny
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » SO MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW’S THIRD AMENDMENT SYMPOSIUM IS NOW ONLINE (As always, your downloads are appreciated!) In it I discuss whether the Third Amendment might limit government intrusiveness into domestic affairs … Continue reading

Will Nobody Rid Me…?
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Top Catholic Archbishop: Americans ‘Increasingly Subject to a Soft Despotism’ (CNSNews.com) – Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has delivered a sermon warning … Continue reading

Nothing to Hide? Then You Have Nothing to Fear.
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Rand Paul: Let’s face it, some of my critics want a terror attack to happen so they can blame it on me « Hot Air Via the Daily Caller, I’m surprised he’s gotten less flak for this (so far) than … Continue reading

Senator Dead Goat Speaks Out
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Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely … Continue reading

Ask A Stupid Question, Reveal Yourself as a Hot Gasser
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Open thread: Funeral for the Patriot Act « Hot Air At the same time, nobody seems to be able to come up with an example of where they’ve done anything concrete to stop a terrorist plot beyond catching one guy … Continue reading

We Hates It, But It’s Okay If They Have a Weely, Weely Good Weason – Like a Fishing Expedition
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UN says encryption “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom” | Ars Technica The United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner released a report Thursday heralding encryption, but it was wishy-washy when it came to government-mandated backdoors to … Continue reading

To Serve (up a volley of shots) and Protect (their own precious hides)
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Video: Cleveland police officer cleared of all charges in deaths of two unarmed people « Hot Air Brelo was the only officer charged with homicide. Prosecutors alleged that Brelo delivered the fatal shots in the parking lot, climbing up on … Continue reading

Of Course They Should Be Secret
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » SMOKING OUT CONSERVATIVE DONORS:  The Center for Competitive Politics–a conservative-leaning suppo… If protecting NAACP membership lists is protected by the First Amendment, there is no principled reason why CCP’s membership lists should be any different. … Continue reading

Say, Now Here’s An Idea: Financial Totalitarianism
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Ban cash, end boom and bust – Telegraph A proposed new law in Denmark could be the first step towards an economic revolution that sees physical currencies and normal bank accounts abolished and gives governments futuristic new tools to fight … Continue reading

Probably Not – It Wouldn’t Be Collegial
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Sen. David Perdue: Obama Runs ‘Country Without Congress’ | Washington Free Beacon President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the … Continue reading

Sauce For the Cooked Geese
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Top law officials’ personal information posted online; right-wing group blamed – CBS News Federal law enforcement officials are investigating the online publication of home addresses of senior officials and former officials of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

“Force and Penalties” Required to Make Obamacare Work
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As income rises, enrollment more challenging | Benefit News Avalere highlighted the use of carrot-and-stick incentives as a key to unlocking the future, with federal subsidies serving as an enticement for lower-income earners to climb aboard the HIX bandwagon and … Continue reading

The United States of Tyranny
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How The US Government Legally Stole Millions From Kim Dotcom | Techdirt About a month ago we covered the basics of the lawsuit by which the US government was seeking to keep pretty much all of Kim Dotcom’s assets, despite … Continue reading

A Nation In Tyranny Turns You Into a Nation of Criminals – Because Criminals Are Easier to Control
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » MY USA TODAY COLUMN: You’re Probably Breaking The Law Right Now…. No “probably” about it. Like (0) … Continue reading

When Law Becomes Murderous Tyranny
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Shot Dead by Cops for a Trace of Pot: Is This Still America? | PJ Tatler Just think: if the Choom Gang had been busted and roughed up like this 40 or so years ago, none of this would be … Continue reading

The Tyranny Within
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YouGov | Public backs strict punishments at college Americans sometimes approve and sometimes disapprove what happens on college campuses after allegations of sexual assault and racist comments.  In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Americans doubt colleges and university think first about … Continue reading

Ohio Judge Uses Pen to Repeal Constitution and Bill of Rights
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Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here – Liberty Crier About a month ago, Virgil Vaduva, a journalist and editor of The Greene County Herald purposefully stood in front of the Xenia police station in an … Continue reading

March of the Socialist Dictators
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China’s Fragile Evolution | Stratfor What China is building in the old model’s place appears to be a more centralized and more personalized political order: in essence, a dictatorship under Xi. Putin’s Coup – Ben Judah – POLITICO Magazine The war … Continue reading

Obama Comes Out, Loud and Proud (As a Crook)
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Obama: “By Hook Or By Crook”, I Will Expand The Government | Weasel Zippers President Barack Obama says he’s going to push the limits on presidential power as far as he can go during the last two years of his … Continue reading

Oh, Shock! Net Neutrality…Isn’t!
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Surprise! New Net Neutrality Regs Have Huge Loophole – BuzzPo While the new rules may prevent companies from charging for the “fast lane” as it were, it turns out there’s a sizable loophole that allows them to block and throttle any content … Continue reading

Obama’s Got a Pen, a Phone, and a Set of Velvet-Covered Chains Just Waiting For You
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IRS may broaden rule to police political nonprofits – Hillary Flynn and Rachael Bade – POLITICO The IRS may broaden a looming controversial rule to police political nonprofits to include political parties and political action committees, the IRS chief said … Continue reading

Obama Suffers From a Bad Case of Tyrant Envy
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Cameron says Obama has told him “you don’t know how luck you are” to have a ban on political TV ads in UK — E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) March 16, 2015 Obama envies every tyrant, tyranny, and tyrannical practice in the … Continue reading

Today’s Bulletin From the Edu Bubble
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With Absolutely No Legal Basis To Do So, University Counsel Demands Yik Yak Take Down Posts, Turn Over User Info | Techdirt Universities are still freaking out over the fact that some of their students are racists and assholes. But … Continue reading

Battlespace Prep for the Billary Tyranny
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GOP letter to Iranian clerics undermines American leadership. No one considering running for commander-in-chief should be signing on. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 11, 2015 Hillary doesn’t want congress joggling her elbow after she implements her Total Tyranny(TM) approach to … Continue reading

A Little Reminder From Mike Hendrix’s Joint
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The 545 problem » Cold Fury It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic … Continue reading

Obama Will Try to Ban All Rifle Shells as “Armor Piercing”
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LaPierre: ‘Next 700 days are the most dangerous’ for 2nd Amendment | WashingtonExaminer.com Without getting into the issue that the round currently isn’t made of metals considered in legislation as armor piercing, LaPierre told Fox’s Lou Dobbs that if the … Continue reading

It’s About Power, What Else?
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“Net Neutrality”: the real skinny » Cold Fury So I’ve had a couple people ask me about the so-called “Net Neutrality” thing of late, and thought I’d try my hand at explaining it. First thing you need to know is … Continue reading

Rubio Supports Demonizing Young Men?
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » ASHE SCHOW: Sexual assault bill is back, and not much better than before. Last week, a bipartisa… Another troubling aspect included in the section about “support services” for the accuser is a requirement for schools … Continue reading

Obama: I Need a New Country. The Old One Doesn’t Worship Me Enough.
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Breaking…WH Plans to Develop a “Country Within a Country” of 15 Million “New Americans” | www.independentsentinel.com The “Task Force of New Americans” and the “Receiving Communities” are part of a plan by the Obama administration to develop a “country within … Continue reading

Vermont: The Slave State
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Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files | TorrentFreak According to Mega, following the publication of the report last September, SOPA and PIPA proponent Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont, Chair Senate Judiciary Committee) put Visa and MasterCard under pressure … Continue reading

I’m a Terrorist, You’re a Terrorist, We’re All Terrorists (According to the Terrorist In the White House, At Least)
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Doug Ross @ Journal: The 72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists” In Official Government Documents At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly.  The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and … Continue reading

There’s That 47% Who Slobber After An Obama Tyranny Again
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Most Voters Want Congress to Ignore Obama Veto Threats – Rasmussen Reports™ President Obama on Tuesday used one of the very rare vetoes of his presidency to reject a bipartisan bill from Congress calling for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Voters … Continue reading

The Most Powerful Branch?
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Krauthammer’s Take: Iranian Negotiations Are Simply Catastrophic On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the United States’ ongoing negotiations with Iran are misguided and make President Obama’s other foreign policy blunders look favorable by comparison. “This [deal] will mean a lifting … Continue reading

Would Be My Guess
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE HILL: President Obama’s cyber pitch misses mark in Silicon Valley. “The Obama administration i… While much of the administration’s message was well-received by the tech community, some wondered why the platform wasn’t used to … Continue reading

Trained Obesity Interventionists – Otherwise Known as Fatass Busybodies
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Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet | Washington Free Beacon The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans … Continue reading

Apparently A Majority Is Not In Favor Of Outright, Official Tyranny Quite Yet
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Should Obama Ignore the Federal Courts? – Rasmussen Reports™ President Obama’s immigration plan and his national health care law both face legal challenges this year that could bring them to a halt. But one-in-four voters think the president should be … Continue reading

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? Don’t Talk To Cops Without a Lawyer
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New Jersey | gun control | Van Gilder | flintlock pistol Gordon Van Gilder, who taught in the New Jersey school system for 34 years, is a collector of 18th century memorabilia.  He acquired a genuine antique flintlock pistol from … Continue reading