Liberal Center for American Progress calls for restrictions on overseas military voting

Liberal Center for American Progress calls for restrictions on overseas military voting

DENVER – After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security. The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections […]

Trump has a new plan to save money on food stamps

Trump has a new plan to save money on food stamps

The Trump administration unveiled a new plan to revamp how people are receiving food stamps, suggesting that the government give them boxes of nonperishable food instead. The new suggestion, written in the 2019 budget proposal, would take half of the money people get from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and instead send families a box […]

Small colleges struggle with declining enrollment

Small colleges struggle with declining enrollment

By Jane S. Shaw / Heartland Institute For the sixth straight year, overall enrollment in the nation’s colleges has declined, from a peak of 20.1 million in 2011 to 18.5 million today, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Initially, the fall in enrollment centered on for-profit colleges, which took a hit from policies imposed by […]

National concealed carry reciprocity closer than ever

National concealed carry reciprocity closer than ever

From Personal Liberty Digest A national concealed carry bill which has already successfully passed in the House is currently making its way through the Senate. Currently, concealed carry permits are handled differently in every U.S. state, creating confusion for Americans traveling with their self defense firearms. Because of the confusing legal landscape, many Americans have […]

Philadelphia’s DA office keeps secret list of suspect police

Philadelphia’s DA office keeps secret list of suspect police

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office last year secretly compiled a list of Philadelphia police officers with a history of lying, racial bias or brutality, in a move to block them from testifying in court. The confidential list of about two dozen was assembled by prosecutors on a special Police Misconduct Review Committee at […]

Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute In official language, Turkey is in a state of emergency ever since a failed putsch, allegedly masterminded by a self-exiled cleric, killed nearly 250 people on the evening of July 15, 2016. Since then, the government says, it has purged more than 107,000 government employees for alleged links to the coup attempt. […]

Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

Russia’s increasingly active submarine fleets in the Atlantic and Arctic have the Trump administration scrambling to respond, amid fears that miles of underwater fiber-optic cables that crisscross the ocean floor transmitting Pentagon’s most sensitive military secrets could be at risk. But with an aging submarine fleet and growing threats from North Korea and elsewhere, the […]

Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait’s foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in Kuwait, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits but had not yet left for the Gulf country. The […]

Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Negotiators from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), their Bavarian partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) have agreed in principle on a deal for a new “grand coalition” government—one that, in fact, is the same as the one that governed […]

Arizona could allow tax payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Arizona could allow tax payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

By Mitchell Atencio / Cronkite News Arizonans could be the first in the country to pay their state taxes in Bitcoin if a bill introduced in the Legislature becomes law. Proponents say this would put Arizona on the forefront of the innovative cryptocurrency technology. Critics say the bill is a solution in search of a problem […]