Six Key Points From Report to Secret Court on FBI Spying

A former Obama administration lawyer who long defended investigating President Donald Trump’s Russian ties and spying on a campaign aide concludes in a new report that the FBI’s proposed reforms are “insufficient” to prevent abuses from occurring again.        The new criticism follows Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s scathing report last month on the FBI’s warrant application […]

How Iran will counter – and what you must do to protect your personal data

Here’s a warning I shared with my friends on Facebook: Iran has “the world’s 4th biggest cyber army” and has to rely on asymmetric warfare to punch above its weight. Update your computer security, back up your hard drive, and pray your Cloud is safe. There’s almost zero chance the government is protected as many […]

Ranking Economic Liberty in America States, Canadian Provinces, and Mexican States

How does your state stack up? My favorite publication from the Canada-based Fraser Institute is Economic Freedom of the World, which ranks nations based on economic liberty. I religiously write about each year’s report (starting back in 2011), and I also cite the datadozens of time each year when analyzing policy in various nations. The second-best report from the Fraser […]

Last Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The date intentionally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action, which saw the French anti-poverty campaigner Father Joseph Wresinski ask the international community, in front of 100,000 Parisians, to “strive to eradicate extreme poverty”. To mark the […]

Gun Control Humor

I haven’t added to the collection of gun control humor since way back in August. So let’s rectify that oversight, starting with this sarcastic tweet about the logic of gun control. To stop drunk drivers from killing sober drivers, just prevent sober drivers from driving. That’s how gun control works! — Julio Gonzalez (@TaxReformExpert) September 7, 2019 Quite similar […]

How stupid do you have to be to pull a gun in a Texan church?

Watch these videos carefully. I counted eight people prepared to unholster and shoot this creep. Play this every time someone tells you that we’d be a safer society if only criminals and the government have guns.  But seriously, how dumb do you have to be to do this. He was dead in six seconds. Jesus. […]

The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

Bernie Sanders has single-handedly brought the term “democratic socialism” into the contemporary American political lexicon and shaken millions of Millennials out of their apathy towards politics. Even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, his impact on American politics will be evident for years to come. Sanders has convinced a great number of people […]

Why more heart-related deaths happen around the holidays

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Deaths from heart-related causes tend to spike around the holidays, and the cold weather may not really be to blame, a national study suggests. To rule out the potential influence of freezing temperatures, researchers examined data on more than 738,000 deaths from 1988 to 2013 in New Zealand, where […]

Why America’s Founders Didn’t Want a Democracy

When I took history and government in school, many critical issues were misrepresented, given short shrift, or even ignored entirely. And those lacunae undermined my ability to adequately understand many things. Randall Holcombe’s new book, Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History, fills in some very substantial gaps, particularly with regard to American constitutionalism […]