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NSA: America’s Elf on the Shelf

Since 2005 families across the country have been using The Elf on a Shelf to watch their children and report back to Santa about whether the kids should be on the Naughty List or the Nice List. Not to be … Continue reading

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Pentagon investigates itself, finds no war crimes committed in MSF bombing

Over six months after a trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), “was hit by a series of aerial bombing raids at approximately 15 minute intervals” the US Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a 120 page report … Continue reading

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SCOTUS hears immigration case

In November 2014 President Obama issued an executive order deferring or preventing deportation for roughly 4 million people. According to Reuters, “those who have lived illegally in the United States at least since 2010, have no criminal record and have … Continue reading

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Cuba: The final front in the Cold War

Despite the renewal of diplomatic relations between the governments of the US and Cuba, there remains an embargo on, among other things, books and educational materials. There is now a call to lift those specific aspects of the embargo. Nearly … Continue reading

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Snowden, Ulbricht and the myth of a fair trial

It was the first official event hosted by the Free State Project after the February 3 announcement that the group had reached it’s goal of 20,000 signers on the statement of intent to move to New Hampshire to “exert the … Continue reading

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Top 5 stories of 2015: a year in review

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest stories of the year. #5 Asset forfeiture halted!? At the beginning of the year, Eric Holder made headlines when he announced a new policy … Continue reading

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Omnibus spending bill violates your privacy

Many headlines recently proclaimed that Congress averted another government shutdown. Fewer headlines proclaimed that the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill included several “useless provisions” and provisions that are not directly related to spending.

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The state of Bill of Rights

I recall being told as a child that the Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution to ensure that people retained certain rights. The Bill of Rights Institute writes, the Bill of Rights were written “by James Madison … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is the most recent victim of war crimes

Early Saturday morning, a trauma hospital run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan “was hit by a series of aerial bombing raids at approximately 15 minute intervals.” MSF reports, “The main central hospital building, housing the intensive care … Continue reading

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US military has international assistance in “kill decisions”

The New York Times reports “When President Obama declared that the American combat mission in Afghanistan would end on Dec. 31, 2014, becoming a training mission instead, exceptions were made for two situations: counterterrorism and force protection. The counterterrorism mission … Continue reading

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