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The Chart Of Government Job Losses Under Obama Will Never Get Old

Although there are signs that the labor market is picking up in the United States, it remains true that way too many people have been unemployed for way too long. There are various explanations and theories for why this is, but one stubborn...Show More Summary

Queen Gets New Portrait for 88th B-day

What to get for the forever-reigning monarch who has everything? Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 88 tomorrow, and the government got her, well, a portrait of herself to mark the occasion. The black-and-white photo by Brit photographer David Bailey was taken back in March, notes the AP. "I've always been a...

Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

'Deadly shootout' in eastern Ukraine shatters Easter truce

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Four people were reported killed Sunday in a gun battle in restive eastern Ukraine, shattering a fragile Easter truce in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic. Kiev's interim government had pledged a halt to military operations to oust the rebels until the end of the Orthodox Easter holidays on Monday. Show More Summary

You Would Have To Say Government Seems Pretty Awful At Doing Technology. Victoria Seems To Lead The Way!

This appeared today.Plug pulled on schools' disastrous Ultranet computer systemDate April 20, 2014 Farrah TomazinThe Sunday Age's state political editor.After $180 million in taxpayer funds and years of political angst, the most bungled...Show More Summary

Ramarley's mom makes sorrowful plea

I was unable to celebrate my son’s last three birthdays with him, but I need to know that our government and legal system serves justice and cares equally about the lives of all people.

Lavabit Complies With U.S. Government Request -- In A Teeny, Tiny Font

U.S. based secure email provider Lavabit has been fighting its government for months now, after shutting down to avoid having to provide information about its clients. But, unable to fight any longer, it finally relinquished its SSL keys — in a less-than-readable font size. More »      

Poll: Thirty-Seven Percent of Voters Afraid of the Federal Government

On April 18th, Rasmussen Reports released a poll showing 37 percent "of likely U.S. voters now fear the federal government." 47 percent of respondents said they do not, and "17 percent are not sure." Moreover, 54 percent "consider the...Show More Summary

Ukraine Calls "Easter Truce" As Separatists Hold Firm

The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it

HARRY REID: Yes, Protestors at Bundy Ranch Were ‘Domestic Terrorists.’ That’s a lie, but it’s …

HARRY REID: Yes, Protestors at Bundy Ranch Were ‘Domestic Terrorists.’ That’s a lie, but it’s a dangerous one, since it seems to pre-justify government violence while egging on tension. That’s unwise. If they decide to actually become domestic terrorists, Harry, I expect you’ll be among the first to know.

Epidemic of GOPer virus will kill thousands in red states

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Imagine that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that America was about to be hit by a preventable epidemic of a deadly, though curable, virus. In response, the federal government budgeted funds for each of the 50 states to purchase antidotes to save the afflicted and vaccines to immunize residents against future outbreaks. Show More Summary

A Law of Political Entropy?

Libertarians often bemoan the expansion of the federal government over the centuries and cite Thomas Jefferson’s quotation, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild [sic], and government to gain ground.” Of course, there have been important advances for liberty in the U.S. in the 20th and 21st centuries too, yet overall, government’s […]

A Rally for a Secular Government Taking Place in… Alabama?!

The Montgomery Area Freethought Association is hosting a Rally for Secular Government in a state where they could certainly use it:

The FoodNazi farm-animal-Police dishonoureth us, doth bully us and yea, seriously degradeth us (from and old and unremembered tongue-twister)

David Davis Here we see the Salt-Nazis regrouping for another attempt to either ration salt, or tax it, or both. As War Secretary of an incoming British Libertarian Minimal-Statist Classical-Liberal government’s first administration, I’m not especially worried about these people, … Continue reading ?

Syria: Life As It Was Before the Invention of the Light Bulb

With the power supply in whole swaths of the country cut off by government authorities, Syrians get used to treating electricity as both a luxury and metaphor for their struggle.

U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

The move was expected, in light of the government’s brief filed in support of the broadcasters. read more

Cuban Cepeda Signs Pro Deal With Japanese Team

17 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Leading outfielder Frederich Cepeda has become the first player from the Cuban baseball league to sign for a Japanese professional team since the communist government relaxed its player rules last year.

Message to NETmundial: protect fundamental Internet freedoms

17 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Jeremie from France's La Quadrature du Net sez, "The farcical illusion of 'multistakeholder' discussions around 'Internet governance' must be denounced! For the last 15 years those sterile discussions led nowhere, with no concrete action ever emerging.

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