Missed Paying One Ticket? Go Directly to Jail

Courtesy of Crissy Brown She was handcuffed and hauled to the police station. She was fingerprinted and photographed. She was interrogated. She was strip-searched, given a jumpsuit, and locked into an overcrowded jail with several other women for eight hours. That’s what happens when you get arrested. And that’s what happened to Crissy Brown after […]

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Where NOT to Travel This Month

The State Department closed 21 U.S. embassies over the weekend and issued a travel alert for Americans regarding the Middle East and northern Africa, warning of possible terrorist threats in the region. Where did the intelligence come from that prompted the caution? As NBC’s Brian Williams said, “It all began with an intercepted communication.” Al-Qaeda […]

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War of Tweets: The State Department Takes on Islamists

Newscom Twitter and other social media are the new battle ground in the war of ideas between Islamist radicals and the U.S. State Department. Since July 17, Islamist tweeters and the State Department’s Digital Outreach Team (DOT) have been dueling on Twitter. The DOT is part of the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communication. […]

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Obamacare: IRS Squeezes $13 Billion from Americans’ Health Spending Accounts

The 30-35 million Americans who use a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work to pay for their family’s basic medical needs face a new Obamacare cap of $2,500. This will squeeze $13 billion of tax money from Americans over the next ten years. (Before Obamacare, the accounts were unlimited under federal law, though employers […]

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Hundreds of Women Protest Contraception Mandate at White House

The media has proclaimed that conservatives and proponents of religious liberty are engaging in a “war against women.” Conservatives, so the narrative goes, fired the first shots by opposing funding of contraceptives and abortifacients under the HHS Mandate, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) first claimed Republicans were engaging […]

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Obama & Israeli Flag

Obama Leaking Info on Israeli Strikes in Syria

The U.S. intelligence community has been leaking information on Israeli air strikes in Syria, and U.S. President Barack Obama is behind the leaks, according to a report in the World Tribune. Diplomats told the Tribune that the Obama administration has enabled the U.S. intelligence community to disclose details of Israeli military operations against the armed […]

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Learning from Detroit’s Mistakes

Detroit is the poster child for economic decline. The city’s policies and politics over the past half-century should serve as a “do not” guide for policymakers across the country. There’s a great deal lawmakers in Washington can learn. The first is understanding that Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, liberal policies promoted by self-interested […]

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