Thomas R. Eddlem

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 that would ban bulk NSA surveillance of Americans.

The release of 1,400 pages of e-mails and memos to Judicial Watch has confirmed that the Obama administration's IRS in Washington singled out Tea Party and “patriot” organizations for delays and extra scrutiny in their applications for non-profit status. Judicial Watch had filed multiple Freedom of Information Act requests to get the information.

Massachusetts announced May 5 that it was abandoning its Health Connector website — the centerpiece of Romneycare that has been a model for ObamaCare nationally — after eight years of the landmark legislation in the Bay State.

A private study by military and security professionals has concluded that the Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate annex on September 11, 2012 were killed by rebels who had been supplied with weapons by the U.S. government.

A new scientific study published by the peer-reviewed Nature Climate Change reveals that some federally subsidized ethanol biofuels produce more carbon dioxide than burning gasoline, when the entire production process is taken into consideration.

Widespread news accounts of handbills being circulated in the troubled eastern Ukraine province of Donetsk calling for registration of all Jews with a putative separatist government may have been a hoax, according to a report in The New Republic magazine.

The IRS is demanding that Campaign for Liberty hand over its donor list. But the organization has refused, noting that anonymous political lobbying in America goes all the way back to The Federalist Papers.

The latest Marvel Comic-turned-movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has not only entertained huge audiences, it has won the opprobrium of neoconservative hawks globally for its biting critique of the surveillance/drone state.

This year's proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is special in that it features a couple of key falsehoods that are thoroughly refuted by the budget document itself.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on aggregate campaign donations April 2 by a narrow 5-4 decision. The court plurality in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, while upholding the $2,600 limit on donations to individual candidates, said wealthy political donors should be able to donate the maximum level to as many candidates as they desire.