On June 2, 2015, Congress did something that it rarely does: it passed a law. The U.S.A. Freedom Act, which had passed the House in May, cleared the Senate, and President Obama signed it the same day. Though few considered it perfect, the bill was a rare example of how Congress should work. Show More Summary
This week, China has once again shown the world that there is nothing quite so ugly as its ongoing struggle to bar basic rights and freedoms to its people. The authoritarian government’s effort took a particularly bizarre turn when it reportedly stopped Canada’s China-born Miss World, Anastasia Lin, 25, from boarding a flight to the […]
I'm re-posting this piece because it's extremely important to the concept of Freedom... especially now, given the plethora of unconstitutional "Laws" currently in force in this great Land. [The previous title was "The Last Bastion".] The last bastion against an errant government (not counting armed revolt) is jury nullification. Show More Summary
A GLORIOUS ANNIVERSARY: 20 HAPPY YEARS OF FREEDOM ON THE ROADS: On November 29, 1995, President Clinton grudgingly signed a highway bill repealing the much-hated National Maximum Speed Limit. In 1973, President Nixon signed the NMSL into law in an effort to force people to save gas. This law allowed the federal government to withhold […]
Hobby Lobby became well known for its challenge to the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) succeeding in carving out an exemption under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Supreme Court decision Burwell v Hobby Lobby. Founder David Green ranks number 88 in the Forbes 400. A decision [...]
The elections of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 7th June 2015 put an end to the 13-years-lasting AKP dictatorship. T. Erdogan and the AKP experienced a huge defeat. The Kurdish Freedom Movement and the HDP, the united democratic front of the revolutionary movement, achieved an election victory with 13.2% overtrumping the [...]
Kimra Luna may be the most successful person you've never heard of -- yet. The 29-year-old mom of three burst onto the digital media scene, building a 20,000-person Facebook community of Freedom Hackers, aspiring online entrepreneurs build lifestyle businesses that free them from j.o.b.s, all the while sharing her own irresistible rags-to-riches [...]
Submitted by Claire Bernish via TheAntiMedia.org, Just over a week after Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief, Can Dündar, represented the Turkish daily news outlet in receiving a press freedom award, he and another top editor were arrested and jailed on charges of espionage. Show More Summary
The National Security Agency's long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting Americans' call metadata at midnight on November 29th. Show More Summary
GOP Wyoming Rep. and “Freedom Caucus” member Cynthia Lummis has said that she won’t be seeking re-election, which leaves a new opening for Liz Cheney to snag the state’s sole congressional seat. Not that she's been all that concerned...Show More Summary
"Such a caring for death, an awakening that keeps vigil over death, a conscience that looks death in the face, is another name for freedom." ? Jacques Derrida in The Gift of Death Today scant bits of turkey remain. Shoppers go at it again in a frenzied day after Black Friday. Show More Summary
You'd think investment banking would be lucrative. These days, however, some people are realizing that freedom is more valuable than money.
Muriel Spark, born 1918, in her 1992 memoir Curriculum Vitae, antedates discourse-particle like to the early 1920s. And J.L. Austin, in his posthumous work Sense and Sensiblia, defends it as "the great adjuster-word, or, alternatively put, the main flexibility-device by whose aid, in spite of the limited scope of our vocabulary, we can always avoid being […]
Two prominent journalists, who were arrested in Turkey earlier this week, urged EU leaders not to compromise on lack of media freedom in Turkey in exchange for Ankara’s help to stem migrant inflow to Europe during an EU-Turkey summit on migration scheduled for Sunday, in a letter released to local media.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights and freedoms to reach an agreement with Turkey to help stem flows of migrants to Europe.
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO LET IT WORK FOR US: Singapore: the Power of Economic Freedom.
In an interview for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty talks to the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Dan Barker. So, basically, two people who have debated a combined 32984324 Christians talking about their experiences.
US State Department comments on the Turkish journalists' arrests.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich had his own “freedom fries” moment on Friday when he issued a resolution banning the letter “M” ahead of Saturday’s showdown between Ohio State and Michigan. The Republican presidential candidate also put the kibosh on khakis, the preferred pants style Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh. Show More Summary
Another post, which seems to have also been removed, claimed that the Freedom Party of Austria had created a variant on the chocolate-covered marshmallow named "Schaumwaffel mit Migrationshintergrund," or “Foam Waffle with an Immigrant Background.”