District attorneys gone prison-happy

District attorneys gone prison-happy

By Philippe Gastonne / The Daily Bell Criminal justice reform is a contentious political issue, but there’s one point on which pretty much everyone agrees: America’s prison population is way too high. It’s possible that a decline has already begun, with the number of state and federal inmates dropping for three years straight starting in […]

NPR social engineers propose a replacement version of the Confederate flag

NPR social engineers propose a replacement version of the Confederate flag

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Runaway cultural phenomena — the kind that adsorb into the fabric of social history and remain vital after decades and centuries — never have a chance at longevity unless they’re birthed by eggheads whose sole aim is to artificially influence human tendencies and behaviors. Do you have a […]

Congress is broken but Nebraska may have the answer

Congress is broken but Nebraska may have the answer

Nothing more clearly illustrates why non-partisan elections suck than the following description of what happened in Nebraska. A solidly conservative state with a string of decent GOP senators, reps and governors, slapping the goo goo non-partisan label has allowed the same voters to be conned into also electing unlabeled liberals who have delivered a leftist […]

Obamacare’s biggest nonprofit insurer collapses

Obamacare’s biggest nonprofit insurer collapses

From Personal Liberty News Desk Obamacare’s largest nonprofit insurer, New York’s Health Republic, is set to stop writing policies by the end of the year after regulators decided that it is very likely to become financially insolvent. New York regulators and federal health officials both concluded that the insurer, which was set up with the […]

The $750 pill and the shackles of serfdom

The $750 pill and the shackles of serfdom

By Jane Orient, M.D. / AAPS How can the price of a pill leap from $13.50 to $750? Only because of third-party payment, writes Charles Hugh Smith. It’s time to consider the impossible—cash payment, which he wrote about in 2009. http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/the-new-shackle-of-serfdom-clinging-to-healthcare-insurance/ The government distorts the prescription drug market in a big way, explains Avik Roy. […]

Clinton aide shared classified information with foundation, email shows

Clinton aide shared classified information with foundation, email shows

By Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon A member of Hillary Clinton’s staff at the Department of State emailed classified information about the government in Congo to a staffer at the Clinton Foundation in 2012, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff at […]

High school students asked to answer questions about parents’ gun ownership

High school students asked to answer questions about parents’ gun ownership

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Students at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas, were recently asked to fill out a survey that asked for details about their parents’ political views and whether they keep firearms at home, according to radio host and 2nd Amendment activist Michael Cargill. The survey, handed out to students […]

NEA supports Leftist candidates, causes, ignoring Conservative members’ concerns

NEA supports Leftist candidates, causes, ignoring Conservative members’ concerns

By Tom Gantert / Heartland Institute The National Education Association (NEA) donates large sums of money to several left-leaning organizations even while a large proportion of its members identify themselves as conservative, according to NEA’s latest financial report. NEA, the nation’s biggest teachers union, gave People For the American Way (PFAW) $112,500 in 2014, according […]

Watchdog finds padding in VA’s employee relocations, salaries

Watchdog finds padding in VA’s employee relocations, salaries

A government watchdog said Monday that the Veterans Affairs department routinely wasted taxpayer money in promoting and transferring senior executives, spending $1.3 million to relocate just 22 employees over a three-year period. The report by the VA’s inspector general said the agency spent more than $400,000 to relocate two senior managers – Diana Rubens, director […]

Pope continues to get climate, economic matters wrong

Pope continues to get climate, economic matters wrong

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute Pope Francis’s visit to America has included speeches at The White House, the Capitol, and in Philadelphia. In each speech, the pope made at least a brief mention of his opinion governments must act now to prevent dangerous human-caused climate change. In a Human Events article I discussed […]