CISPA passes in the House, Your Rights Online at Risk

April 18, 2013 in News

Ars Technica | The United States House of Representatives approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a comfortable 288 to 127 margin. Almost half of the House’s Democrats joined 196 Republicans in supporting the measure.

CISPA still alive in the Congress, no privacy protections in the bill

April 12, 2013 in News

CNET | A controversial data-sharing bill won the approval of a key congressional committee today without privacy amendments, raising concerns that the National Security Agency and other spy agencies will gain broad access to Americans’ personal information.

Congress, Drones, and the Imperial Presidency

March 12, 2013 in News

Ron Paul | The administration’s outrageous response to the most serious Constitutional question of all – when a government can kill its own citizens – is clear evidence of an executive branch out of control.

Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

January 5, 2013 in News

CNS News | The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.

Kicking the Can Over the Cliff

January 2, 2013 in News

Taki’s Magazine | Anyone who has two brain cells to rub together for warmth on a cold winter morning knows that this whole “fiscal cliff” debate is nothing more than a petty squabble over tweaking the amount of a terminal cancer patient’s chemo.

From NASCAR to rum, the 10 weirdest parts of the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill

January 2, 2013 in News

The Washington Post | So let’s take a look at 10 of the more curious tax provisions in the fiscal cliff bill—it offers some insight into how messy the tax code is, and will continue to be for another year.

Why Are People More Scared of Facebook Violating Their Privacy than Washington?

December 30, 2012 in News

Reason | …While Congress’ and the Obama Administration’s palpable disdain for both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments should horrify all Americans, it should be fairly clear by now that maybe it doesn’t for large swaths of people.

Ron Paul on CNBC 12/28/12: “Republicans and Democrats pretend they’re fighting”

December 30, 2012 in News

YouTube | “Republicans and Democrats pretend they’re fighting” as they spend “like a bunch of drug addicts that just want another fix!”

Statement on NDAA Conference Report

December 23, 2012 in News

Ron Paul | “While we may not have yet seen the widespread use of this unspeakably evil measure, a wider application of this ‘authority’ may only be a matter of time…”

Congress Defeats E-Mail Privacy Legislation — Again

December 23, 2012 in News

Wired | The Senate late Thursday forwarded legislation to President Barack Obama granting the public the right to automatically display on their Facebook feeds what they’re watching on Netflix.