Washington Post contributor finds ‘zero correlation’ between state gun laws and murder rate

Washington Post contributor finds ‘zero correlation’ between state gun laws and murder rate

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Washington Post contributor Eugene Volokh finds “zero” correlation between state-level gun laws and the death rate, including murders in which firearms have been used. After looking at data on all manner of gun-related deaths and comparing that with the laws that attempt to affect access to firearms, Volokh […]

Study: Government workers make 78% more than private sector

Study: Government workers make 78% more than private sector

By Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon Employees for the federal government earn far more than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. Federal workers’ pay and benefits were 78 percent higher than private employees, who earned an average of $52,688 less than public sector workers last […]

Obama campaigns for his legacy as 2016 Republican candidates’ attacks hit a nerve

Obama campaigns for his legacy as 2016 Republican candidates’ attacks hit a nerve

President Obama is making a point of ignoring the Republican presidential debates, but the candidates’ campaign rhetoric is obviously hitting a presidential nerve or two. Time and again in recent weeks, Mr. Obama has launched into an unsolicited, spirited defense of his record, in a tone that sometimes betrays a deep annoyance with the Republicans’ […]

John Roberts on hot seat as Supreme Court begins term

John Roberts on hot seat as Supreme Court begins term

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. enters his second decade at the helm of the Supreme Court with his legacy very much in debate, as conservatives who had championed him now question whether their trust was misplaced. The court begins its session Monday facing a series of cases over the next nine months that will […]

Would Congress get more done if members worked a full week?

Would Congress get more done if members worked a full week?

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Members of Congress spend less than half of their time legislating in Washington, earning the remainder of their taxpayer-funded six-digit salaries during district work periods (mostly campaigning and soliciting donations) off Capitol Hill. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) contends that lawmakers’ gratuitously flexible schedules have much to do with […]

In 12 years, no revenue left to fund military, roads

In 12 years, no revenue left to fund military, roads

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon By 2027, all federal revenues will go to entitlement programs and interest on the debt, said Rep. Dave Brat (R., Va.) on C-SPAN. “There won’t be a dollar left to run government, military, roads, education, all the things folks want,” he said, citing a report from the Congressional […]

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, tax refunds, etc. total $1 trillion since 2003

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock A huge chunk of your tax dollars every year goes straight into the pockets of crooks. Nearly one in three earned income credits (EIC) is fraudulent. And the numbers keep getting bigger every year according to the Government Accountability Office. Please consider GAO: Feds Made Nearly $1 Trillion in Overpayments Since […]

Latino perspectives on K-12 education & school choice

Latino perspectives on K-12 education & school choice

From NCPA A new survey from the Friedman Foundation provides snapshots of how the Latino community describe their perceptions about the direction of American K-12 education and the federal government’s performance in K-12 education. The survey also presents Latino’s views on education spending; grades and preferences for different types of schools; and school choice topics, […]

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 […]

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