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Greece: Bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

July 1, 2015
ABC News ABC News    
Posted in News

"Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failure to repay the roughly 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the fund. The last country to do so was Zimbabwe in 2001." (06/30/15)

http://tinyurl.com/neam2up  

Let Greece leave the Eurozone

July 1, 2015
Ivan Eland Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  
Posted in Commentary

"The long and the short of it is that Greece's international creditors should end the bailouts and let the ungrateful and arrogant Greece default and exit the Euro currency. The major long-term ill-effect that this short-term disruption would generate would be on European pride in a common currency that should have never been concocted in the first place." (06/30/15)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=7434  

Life after Obergefell: Survival tips for the dismayed

July 1, 2015
Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  
Posted in Commentary

"First, if you oppose same-sex marriage, don't marry someone of the same sex. Pretty easy, right? This isn't as bad as you're trying to make it out to be. You're still perfectly free to be heterosexual and to marry someone of the opposite sex. Secondly, if you are a government employee involved in the issuance of marriage licenses and your religious beliefs keep you from issuing those licenses to same-sex couples, quit and go find work in the private sector. You're entitled to your religious beliefs. You're not entitled to a government paycheck for refusing to do your job." (06/30/15)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/1971  

US Export-Import Bank expires

July 1, 2015
CBS News CBS News    
Posted in News

"The Export-Import Bank's charter expired at midnight, the first time it has lapsed since its founding in 1934. ... although the Export-Import Bank is now unable to make new loans, 'it will stay in business for the time being to service more than $100 billion in outstanding loans and guarantees,' and the AP cited bank officials who confirmed that no immediate layoffs or changes are planned. The bank is funded through Sept. 30. Small government conservatives, led by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, oppose the bank, arguing that the federal government shouldn't manipulate the free market by picking winners and losers." (07/01/15)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/export-import-bank-expires/  

The fight for the millennial voter

July 1, 2015
Veronique de Rugy Reason
by Veronique de Rugy  
Posted in Commentary

"Millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the single largest bloc in the country today. Their views are helping to drive changes in public opinion across a range of topics. But young people aren't consistently libertarian. A Reason-Rupe poll from spring 2014 found that while they're libertarian on social issues and immigration, millennials are not great when it comes to economic matters. Though a majority agree that government is ineffective and incompetent, they also think it should do more to 'help' people. As a result, they support a host of not-at-all-libertarian policies, such as the federal provision of health care." (for publication 07/15)

http://reason.com/archives/2015/06/30/the-fight-for-the-millennial-v  

Crime and punishment in the “free world”

July 1, 2015
Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  
Posted in Commentary

"With 10,000 e-books on Robertson's computer, prosecutors homed in on 20 or so that not only failed to meet their strict literary standards but also -- they claimed -- connected him in some vague way to terrorist organizations. Robertson, known as Abu Taubah, is an Islamic scholar, and there was never any evidence introduced that showed the validity of such a connection. It was just a gratuitous effort to keep him in jail and throw away the key. But this time it didn't work." (07/01/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ovc3yn3  

Egypt: Militants kill 30 in attacks on regime forces’ checkpoints

July 1, 2015
ABC News ABC News    
Posted in News

"Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers, security and military officials said. The attacks took place just south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid and targeted at least six military checkpoints, the officials said. The militants also took soldiers captive and seized several armored vehicles, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations." (07/01/15)

http://tinyurl.com/qalqxdy  

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