Only a couple of short months after the last government shutdown closed national parks around the country, it looks like our friends in government ready to do it again.
With only a couple of days left before congress leaves for their winter break, neither side of the political aisle can agree on a bill to fund the government. After passing a temporary spending bill which stopped the last shutdown, two months later lawmakers find themselves in the same place, with another government shutdown only a month away.
As part of the short-term agreement that stopped the last shutdown in mid-October, Congress gave itself until Dec. 13 to reach a tentative deal at the committee level, and until Jan. 15 to pass a final budget. With only a few days left before congress goes on vacation, it looks like the country could be facing yet another partial shutdown of our government. Read The Full Story
In perhaps no other public-policy question is the United States more hopelessly in the grip of a conventional wisdom that is utterly and egregiously wrong than drugs. Most Americans, no matter their political affiliation, are adamant supporters of the “war on drugs.” Try suggesting that the war might be stupendous folly and you’ll most likely run into vehement opposition replete with ad hominem attacks.
It is hard to get people to examine their ideas—“prejudices” might be a better word—about drugs, but in Read The Full Story , Boston University economics professor Jeffrey Miron has put into the public discourse an attack on the conventional wisdom that is impossible for any serious-minded person to brush off. Written with a professional economist’s careful attention to costs and benefits, both seen and unseen, the book relentlessly challenges all the beliefs that support the criminalization of drugs.
The police officer arrested for refusing to remove his “Anonymous” mask at an anti-Obamacare rally gave an interview to Red Pill Philosophy and WeAreChange in which he said that “there’s a war coming” and “it’s time to fight.”
Ericson Harrell wore the Guy Fawkes mask, he said, because it’s a “symbol of protest.”
“I always keep my mask in my truck, my cape in the truck, the flag in truck and everything,” he said. “So I put on the mask and the cape, grabbed the flag, and I stood on the corner.”
Eventually a female police officer confronted him, at which point he asserted “my right to free speech,” and tried to convince the officer that the anti-masking statute didn’t apply to him, because that statute “was not put into place for peaceful protests, not for figures just standing on the side of the road trying to express their first amendment rights.”
After her supervisor showed up, he was arrested for refusing to remove his mask or identify himself Read The Full Story
The FOX Business Network announced on Tuesday the upcoming debut of “The Independents,” a new primetime program hosted by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery.
The program will appear Monday through Wednesday and Friday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, featuring a roundtable discussion about the day’s news, with a focus on the protection of economic and civil liberties (i.e libertarianism).
FBN’s “Stossel,” hosted by John Stossel, will continue to air during the hour on Thursdays.
Kennedy joined FBN as a contributor and special correspondent to “Stossel” in 2012. Matt Welch of Reason magazine and Kmele Foster of America’s Future Foundation will be co-hosts on the new show.