Conservative lawmakers from 19 states meet to discuss constitutional amendments for balanced budget, congressional term limits

Conservative lawmakers from 19 states meet to discuss constitutional amendments for balanced budget, congressional term limits

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest State lawmakers from around the nation spent last week gathered at the Arizona state Capitol to iron out the details of how a constitutional convention to force conservative reforms on Washington could work. The historic meeting marks a huge step in the direction of making a long-discussed convention […]

Study shows student debt delays home buying by seven years

Study shows student debt delays home buying by seven years

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The Student Loan Debt and Housing Report 2017 by the National Association of Realtors and the nonprofit group American Student Assistance shows the obvious: Student debt delays household formation, home buying, and saving. The U.S. currently has a student debt load of $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt […]

Canada sees surge of asylum seekers as Haitians flee U.S. to head north

Canada sees surge of asylum seekers as Haitians flee U.S. to head north

The number of people streaming from the U.S. to Canada seeking asylum skyrocketed last month, according to the latest Canadian government statistics released Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have intercepted some 13,211 persons attempting to sneak into Canada so far in 2017, including a staggering 5,712 in August alone. That’s up 82 percent compared […]

Median incomes rise for the first time since Great Recession

Median incomes rise for the first time since Great Recession

Median household incomes were higher in 2016 than ever before, surpassing a record set nearly two-decades ago in 1999, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday. Those in America’s middle class earned an average of $59,039 in 2016, up nearly $1,000 from the 1999 high of $58,655. The figures for 2016 mark the second […]

16 years after 9/11, government lacks answers in combating terrorism

16 years after 9/11, government lacks answers in combating terrorism

By Fred Lucas / The Daily Signal The United States and allies seem to lack a clear strategy for toppling the terrorist threat 16 years after the worst terrorist attack in American history, experts say. Since the 9/11 attacks, there have been another 97 terrorist plots against the United States, and the bulk of those […]

Climate change activists want punishment for skeptics

Climate change activists want punishment for skeptics

Calls to punish global warming skepticism as a criminal offense have surged in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but it hasn’t discouraged climate scientists like Judith Curry. A retired Georgia Tech professor, she argued on her Climate Etc. website that Irma, which hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Saturday, was fueled […]

Colorado lawmakers turn to ‘fees’ to avoid Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits

Colorado lawmakers turn to ‘fees’ to avoid Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits

By Michael Carroll / Watchdog.org Colorado state lawmakers increasingly engage in fiscal gymnastics to get around provisions of the state’s landmark Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), according to both supporters and critics of the state’s 25-year-old constitutional amendment. Approved by voters in 1992, the TABOR amendment mandates that state and local governments get voter approval […]

The role Pence plays in the Trump White House

The role Pence plays in the Trump White House

By Fred Lucas / The Daily Signal Vice President Mike Pence traveled through Latin America in August at a time when Venezuela was erupting with unrest. In April, Pence visited ally South Korea and stood on its border with its menacing neighbor to warn North Korea after a recent missile test that “the era of […]

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