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Feds Want To Disable Your Phone While Driving To Prevent Distracted Driving

Feds Want To Disable Your Phone While Driving To Prevent Distracted Driving

Despite the hype cell phone use while driving is given, traffic fatalities related to distracted driving due to a cell phone are less than 1% of overall US road fatalities. According to a 2012 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounted for 9% of all traffic fatalities in the US in

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

Former Senator Dorgan Writes Sequel To Novel Which Cast Oil Speculators As Terrorists

Since retiring from the US Senate, Byron Dorgan has been writing fiction. Or, given that his previous non-fiction books were ghost written, paying someone to write it for him. His first fiction novel, Blowout, was a depressing assemblage of left-wing conspiracy theories about the energy industry, featuring evil hedge fund managers who try to derail

ABC News Reporter: "Strong Sense" Someone In The White House Authorized IRS Targeting

“I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years – I’ve worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill – and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” ABC News’

Are We All Tea Partiers Now?

From the moment the movement started in 2009, the left has looked askance at the tea party movement. We were astroturfing dupes doing what the Republican party told us at best and extremist, racist, anti-government fanatics bent on violence at worst. Our skepticism of the government is the stuff of paranoid delusion, we’re told. But

Arizona Senate Passes Law Recognizing Gold, Silver As Legal Tender

It’s yet to be signed by Governor Jan Brewer, but if it becomes law Utah would be the second state in the union to have one. Utah passed a similar law in 2011, and apparently Kansas and South Carolina are considering similar legislation. Arizona is returning to its gold rush roots with a bill that

Pro-Gun Billboard Featuring Native Americans Draws Outrage In Colorado

Proponents of the second amendment talk often of the importance of individual gun ownership as a check against government tyranny. Which is why the history of disarmed peoples being abused by governments – blacks and Native Americans here in the US, to name two examples – is an important one to remember. But a billboard

Senator Lindsey Graham: Tsarnaev's Status As Citizen Doesn't Protect Him From The "Laws Of War"

Wow. From the Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) continued to push for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be designated an enemy combatant Monday on “Fox and Friends,” saying a citizenship does not grant him “immunity from the law of war.” “I want to gather intelligence,” Graham said. “What does he know

North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

It got overshadowed a bit by a couple of victories on the pro-life front, but the cause of civil liberties and personal privacy took a big hit yesterday when the state Senate voted down a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drone technology in a criminal investigation.

Obama: "We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt"

We didn’t need President Obama to tell us this directly. The fiscally seriousness budget Senate Democrats have released, and the White House has endorsed tells us how lightly Democrats take our national debt problems. The budget increases spending by $2.1 trillion over the next decade and raises taxes by $1.5 trillion. But hearing the President

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