The TSA announced this week that it seized 54 loaded guns at airport security checkpoints. The government agency confiscated 65 firearms in total at airports around the country this week. The agency found that 54 of those guns were loaded and another 17 had a bullet in the chamber. The TSA writes on its blog [...]
When it comes to the long arm of the government targeting conservative groups it is both a systemic and a criminal issue. When the political arm of government becomes the oppressor and bureaucracy the enabler of such bad behavior America is in real trouble. Show More Summary
Documentary film director Alex Gibney's no stranger to controversial figureheads—he's profiled everyone from Eliot Spitzer to the Enron crew. In his latest film, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, Gibney takes on Julian Assange, the embattled founder of the now-infamous classified information sharing site. Show More Summary
The dramatic recreation of the rebel artist’s 81 days in detention at the hands of the Chinese government is about how an authoritarian state maintains tenuous control over the thoughts and behavior of its citizens.
Rafael Correa took office as the President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.
How can you best help in a disaster? Donating: Send money. Do not send clothes or supplies. Check with state or local government for lists of donation needs. For Oklahoma, start with the State of Oklahoma donation page. Volunteering: Don’t go there to volunteer until you find an organization that has a specific need for you. [...]
A new report suggests that failing green-car maker Fisker Auto -- which was funded by a big government loan -- might get scooped up by the same Chinese company that bought its failed American battery-maker last year.
The U.S. government still hasn't recouped all of the taxpayer funds it put into the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, during the dark days of the financial crisis. But it's getting closer. At this point, all of the major U.S. banks...Show More Summary
Tens of thousands protest against government, with speeches from leading opposition figures over alleged fraud.
The problem with all this cloak and dagger stuff is that ordinary citizens cannot reliably inform themselves on the issue. The quick way to choose whom to believe is to pick the side you like better. But after that first snap decision, it helps to look at the various parties’ credibility.
That Universal Credit is one of the government projects at risk of failing is not a surprise, especially not if you’re a Spectator reader. We warned back in September 2012… Continue reading The post Can any government really expect to carry out ambitious reform? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is not being negotiated by governments for the benefit of their people, it is being negotiated by executives (or future executives/lobbyists currently in government) largely for the benefit of the giant corporations they serve. Show More Summary
Following Dominque Venner's suicide at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral, the French government announced yesterday that it is seeking to ban French Spring, the extreme right anti-gay group to which Denner reportedly belonged. The nebulous...Show More Summary
"... in order to justify censoring and punishing the latter." Most of academia’s leadership is too invertebrate and too soggy with political correctness to fight the OCR-DOJ mischief. But someone will. And it is so patently unconstitutional that it will be swiftly swatted down by the courts. Show More Summary
A recent Fox News story reported that in a poll the news organization conducted, voters said the government was "out of control" by a margin of 68 percent to 26 percent. Here's the question pollsters asked to elicit that response: "Does...Show More Summary
At least there are some Republicans in the House who actually want to get some work done... Roll Call: The inquiry led by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into the slaying of four Americans at the U.S. consulate in...Show More Summary
If you were looking for righty-bashing blog posts related to the Moore, Oklahoma disaster, Daily Kos was the place to be this past Wednesday. Ian Reifowitz argued that conservatives' childish hostility to government regulation boosted the tornado's death toll because neither... -
(Scott Johnson) The latest reporting in the matter of Fox News Channel’s James Rosen indicates the Obama administration fought to keep the search warrant for Rosen’s private email account secret, arguing that the government might need to monitor the account for a lengthy period of time. Show More Summary
I'm not entirely sure if the Australian Government's "Clean Energy Future" venture got some inspiration from this blog - nor am I sure if it will last the year out - however it's nice to see a post on ocean energy on their web site -...Show More Summary
Your government is worried. The world is "going dark." Once upon a time, telephones were the only way to talk to someone far away, and the authorities could wiretap any phone they wanted. Nowadays, though, suspects might be communicating via Facebook, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Viber. Show More Summary