Cutting foreign aid: Smart and safe

October 24, 2014
Campaign For Liberty
by Norm Singleton   Campaign For Liberty

"Neoconservative (and leading Rand Paul critic) Jennifer Rubin's latest attack on Senator Paul centers on Senator Paul's proposal to end foreign aid. Most of her article is filled with the same old cliches supporters of a constitutional foreign policy are used to hearing: foreign aid is 'small' part of the federal budget (as if that somehow justifies not cutting it), and that cutting foreign aid will somehow weaken our defenses. But this part of her article really struck me ..." (10/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m6ak5ut  

Supreme Court shirks responsibility in avoiding Sixth Amendment case

October 24, 2014
Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro   Ilya Shapiro

"Jones, a constitutional criminal procedure case, was the court’s latest big 'decision not to decide.' The issue there was whether a defendant can be sentenced for conduct of which he was acquitted, based on facts that the judge determined. (Read that sentence again; I’m not making this up.)" (10/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lp7vlgy  

North Korea: US must apologize to free detainees

October 24, 2014
Northwest Indiana Times    

"The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday. Although North Korea released Fowle, getting Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae out of prison will likely require an official statement of apology and formal request for their release from Washington, according to the two North Korean law experts who spoke to The Associated Press." (10/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ldmr7o8  

The challenges of defending your child’s mind from propaganda

October 23, 2014
Liberty Blitzkrieg
by The Dissident Dad   Liberty Blitzkrieg

"Let's face it, your child’s mind is fertile ground for oligarchs, corrupt politicians and any other thieving member of the so-called 'ruling elite' who aim to enslave the masses both mentally and monetarily. Unfortunately, the propaganda that comes from the government and our largest corporations is perceived as being absolute truth by most people. If you’re like me, at one point in time you had to wake up to it all and accept that you had been completely brainwashed for the first few decades for your life." (10/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k444y6j  

American policing and the coming civil war

October 23, 2014
Zero Gov
by Bill Buppert   Zero Gov

"Here is a snapshot of the future: the present vector of violence by the police state will increase and they will start pushing the wrong folks the wrong way or more significantly the tens of thousands of woman and children ravaged by frightened cops will have male relatives who discover a pair and decide to remedy the dishonor visited on their family by the cold institution of restitution of blood. Frein is simply a symptom of a broader future trend." (10/22/14)

http://zerogov.com/?p=3683  

Belgium: EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

October 23, 2014
Biloxi Sun Herald    

"European Leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year." (10/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kkmcstn  

The least important election of your lifetime

October 23, 2014
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Fred L. Smith, Jr.   Competitive Enterprise Institute

"The November midterm elections are around the corner and as usual, the airwaves are filled with frenzied appeals to vote for one candidate or another and reminding us of the unusual importance of this particular election -- the latest 'most important' election in a long list that already includes almost every national election in recent history. Pardon me if I tune it all out. The truth is that this upcoming midterm election, for all of the breathtaking amounts of cash being poured into it, will likely change very little in Washington." (10/22/14)

http://cei.org/content/least-important-election-your-lifetime  

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