The State Department announced on May 29 that Secretary of State John Kerry had made his final decision to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, effective on that date.
The so-called Islamic State, a brutal terrorist group also known as ISIS, seized 2,300 U.S. military Humvees and other weaponry from Iraq’s U.S. taxpayer-funded armed forces in Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi admitted in a TV interview over the weekend. ISIS militants then paraded the captured U.S. military equipment, reportedly worth over $1 billion, through the streets of the city. They then proceeded to use the American Humvees to lynch and burn Iraqi troops — many of whom had dropped their U.S. supplies and fled — before putting the vehicles to work in suicide bombings and other attacks. One of them was used on June 1 in a suicide strike in Baghdad that killed some 45 people. But the problem goes much deeper than that.
The Department of Justice is once again using taxpayer dollars to fund a biased agenda. The department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded Michigan State University over half a million dollars for a study on social media usage by “far-right” groups.
With the expiration of key provisions of the misnamed Patriot Act thanks to Senator Rand Paul's efforts, the National Security Agency is supposedly dismantling elements of its flagrantly unconstitutional domestic espionage apparatus — at least, that's what the public is being told. Unsurprisingly, apologists for the surveillance state are in an uproar. But according to an intelligence community veteran and numerous experts, ending the NSA’s lawless and indiscriminate spying on Americans would be excellent news for the Constitution, common sense, and even national security.