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President Obama Is Asking For Trust In A Government That Hasn't Earned It

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about government, it’s that the power it has tends to get abused. We can talk about recent scandals (the IRS targeting conservatives) or old ones (the IRS targeting Nixon’s enemies, the spying on the civil rights movement, etc., etc.), but we know it happens. So it’s cold comfort when

NSA Collecting Call Data From Millions Of Verizon Customers

Remember when President Obama was against this sort of thing? “This administration…puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide,” then-Senator Obama said in 2007. “I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and

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There Have Been More Than 73 Million Firearm Background Checks Under President Obama

It’s not news that there’s been a huge spike in gun sales under President Obama – Americans have been buying up guns since the earliest days of his term – but it does look as though the trend is slowing a bit towards the end of his time in office: CNS News – There have

Rep. Cramer Calls For FCC To Uphold Decency Standards

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer sent the letter below to the FCC today opposing a move by the agency to relax decency standards. This comes in the wake of the FCC giving Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz a pass on his emotional and profane speech in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. “We

Who Need More Government Surveillance In An Age Where We're All Watching Each Other?

As is always the case when something like the Boston Marathon bombing happens, we’re going to have a debate about what changes to public policy are necessary to prevent something like that from happening again. That’s appropriate, but most of the proposed changes will be knee-jerk responses that will likely do little to make us

Drones Capable Of Snooping On Guns And Communications

The North Dakota state House has passed a bill (HB1373) on to the state Senate which would require that law enforcement obtain a warrant to use a surveillance drone as part of a criminal investigation. The bill passed the House despite hostility from the law enforcement community one legislator describing proponents of the bill as

Democrat Under Investigation For Having Sex With Underage Hookers Heading Up Illegal Immigration "Gang"

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is one of the members of the “Gang of Eight” that will be tackling immigration reform. He’s also currently under investigation by the FBI for having sex with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic at the home of one of his political contributors. So, clearly, this guy is well-qualified to

Video: Talking State Budget And Gun Control On Valley News Live

Tonight I was on television for the first time ever. Chris Berg had me on the 6:30 Point of View segment on tonight’s Valley News Live broadcast (I phoned it in from Minot by way of Skype). I was on opposite John Strand, editor of the High Plains Reader, and we talked gun control and

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