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REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

By at June 26, 2013 | 2:00 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK : Voting Rights Progress – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK Updated June 25, 2013, 7:19 p.m. ET The Supreme Court rolls the clock forward on election law. The U.S. has a long and difficult history with racial discrimination, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court marked a milestone worth celebrating when it ruled that a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has outlived its usefulness. The political left is ... Go To Article

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: When Untruth Undermines Democracy – Victor Davis Hanson – Page 1

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:15 pm

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: When Untruth Undermines Democracy – Victor Davis Hanson – Page 1

Victor Davis Hanson | Jun 20, 2013 Truth is the lifeblood of democracy. Without honesty, the foundations of consensual government crumble. If the Internal Revenue Service acts unlawfully, our voluntary system of citizens computing their own taxes implodes. Yet Lois Lerner, one of the IRS's top officials, would not answer simple questions about her agency's ... Go To Article

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HENNINGER: America’s Berlin Wall – WSJ

By at June 20, 2013 | 2:30 am

HENNINGER: America’s Berlin Wall – WSJ

By DANIEL HENNINGER, WONDER LAND Updated June 19, 2013 A fence built along the border with Mexico will stand as a permanent embarrassment to the United States. A few years ago, a friend who lives in Arizona near the Mexican border took a group on a drive though the countryside near his ranch. After about 40 minutes of bumping through the hills, he braked the Jeep ... Go To Article

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FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:08 am

FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By William Douglas and Kevin Thibodeaux | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday that the bureau has used unmanned aerial drones for surveillance in the United States and suggested that government needs to develop guidelines as their use grows. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller said the ... Go To Article

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JEFF SESSIONS issues challenge to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg | The Daily Caller

By at June 20, 2013 | 12:35 am

JEFF SESSIONS issues challenge to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg | The Daily Caller

06/19/2013, Jeff Poor Earlier this year, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg decided he was going to take up the pro-immigration reform side to make life easier for Silicon Valley’s skilled labor. Thanks to immigration reform legislation pending before the U.S. Senate, Zuckerberg and his efforts have attracted controversy. Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions ... Go To Article

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DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One – WSJ

By at June 19, 2013 | 5:10 pm

DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One – WSJ

By DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. And ELIZABETH P. FOLEY, OPINIONJune 19, 2013, 7:34 p.m. ET David Rivkin and Elizabeth Foley: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One The 'death panel' is a new beast, with god-like powers. Congress should repeal it or test its constitutionality. Signs of ObamaCare's failings mount daily, including soaring insurance costs, looming provider ... Go To Article

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REP. JEFF DUNCAN questions IRS rifle usage – Tal Kopan – POLITICO

By at June 13, 2013 | 12:48 am

REP. JEFF DUNCAN questions IRS rifle usage – Tal Kopan – POLITICO

By TAL KOPAN | 6/12/13 Rep. Jeff Duncan wants to know why IRS law enforcement agents are training with AR-15 rifles. As chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, Duncan (R-S.C.) toured a federal law enforcement facility in late May and noticed agents training with the semi-automatic weapons at a firing range. They identified themselves as IRS, ... Go To Article

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CHARLES C.W. COOKE: Liberty in the Tentacular State | National Review Online

By at June 10, 2013 | 2:31 am

CHARLES C.W. COOKE: Liberty in the Tentacular State | National Review Online

By Charles C. W. Cooke, JUNE 10, 2013 4:00 AM In the face of government spying, “Oh, well” is not the correct response. ‘Until August 1914,” A. J. P. Taylor wrote, heartbreakingly, at the beginning of English History, 1914–45, a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office ... Go To Article

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MUST VIEW [VIDEO LINK] EDWARD SNOWDEN: THE WHISTLEBLOWER BEHIND THE NSA SURVEILLANCE REVELATIONS | guardian.co.uk

By at June 9, 2013 | 4:30 pm

MUST VIEW [VIDEO LINK] EDWARD SNOWDEN: THE WHISTLEBLOWER BEHIND THE NSA SURVEILLANCE REVELATIONS | guardian.co.uk

Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong, guardian.co.uk, Sunday 9 June 2013 The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows • Q&A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again' The ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: ‘Big Brother’ and Big Data – WSJ

By at June 9, 2013 | 4:15 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: ‘Big Brother’ and Big Data – WSJ

June 9, 2013, 7:03 p.m. ET The alternative to automated sweeps is more privacy invasion. Over the last 72 hours Americans have learned more about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, whose quasi-exposure appears to be a bombshell without a bomb. The political reaction is no saner as a result, but perhaps reality and substance will eventually ... Go To Article

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