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CBS Journalist Has A Good Idea About Who Hacked Her Computer

CBS Journalist Has A Good Idea About Who Hacked Her Computer

CBS has confirmed what reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been hinting at in the media for weeks now: Somebody hacked her computers. Who did it? Attkisson isn’t saying, though she’s making sure to stress that the hacking occurred while she was working on stories that embarrassed the Obama administration and the Department of Justice. And the

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law which required that people prove their citizenship before getting a federal “motor voter” registration form. The 1993 law “requires states to offer voter registration when a resident applies for a driver’s license or certain benefits.” The people filling out the form are required to swear they

Are Conservatives About To Do A Hypocritical Turn-About In Trust In Government?

The NSA domestic spying programs don’t violate the privacy of American citizens, says the Obama administration. And you know who agrees? Dick Cheney, the bête noire of the American left for more than a decade now. “What information [was collected]?” asked Cheney on Fox News Sunday. “And the answer is phone numbers and who contacted

Absence Of Profit Motive Is Exactly What's Wrong With Student Loans

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is on a statewide tour aimed at ingratiating herself with college students by talking about the student loan issue. In the Senate Heitkamp has opposed introducing some market forces to the heavily-inflated student loan market,and here in North Dakota she’s seemingly arguing against any sort of market forces for student loans. “Everybody

Life Is Less Expensive In North Dakota

According to prototype data from the federal government, North Dakota is among the cheapest places to live in the country. While some North Dakotans may grumble a bit about that – a roaring economy and soaring personal incomes are driving prices for goods, services and housing up in the state – it’s absolutely true that

Irony: Sales Of Orwell's 1984 Up 68% In The Midst Of NSA, IRS Scandals

Part of it is no doubt because the book’s 64th anniversary took place on June 8th, but it’s hard not to see a new interest in Orwell’s tale of a dystopian future in which “Big Brother” watches everything you do resulting from recent scandals in our federal government. According to Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list,

Federal Reserve Study: Taxes, Not A Lack Of Government Spending, Hurting America's Economy

According to the left, particularly people such as economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, America’s economic woes are related to government austerity. The local governments, and the federal government, are simply not growing spending fast enough and that’s hurting the economy. Not so, finds the San Francisco Fed, which sees increasing taxes as

When Shoddy Journalism Obscures A Real Public Policy Problem

Health care prices are out of control. I don’t think that’s a statement many in America would disagree with. But when reporters like the Fargo Forum’s Kyle Potter cover the issue, they often do the problem a real disservice. Potter has a story about prices charged at Fargo-area hospitals, prices that are below the national

Republican: If You're Not Talking To Terrorists NSA Grab Of Phone Records Shouldn't Bother You

Yesterday Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wasn’t so sure that bloggers have 1st amendment rights. Today he’d like you to know that the NSA grabbing Verizon phone records isn’t a big deal. After all, if you’re not talking to terrorists, what’s the big deal? Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about the federal government collecting

The Solution To High Gas Prices Is Less Government, Not More

There’s a lot of consternation nationally about gas prices this spring, but that’s usually the case. As one of the most visible economic indicators in the market, it seems like gas prices are always making people gripe, especially when the inevitable summer price hikes come. This spring the angst seems particularly acute, especially in North

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