The Georgia legislature seems to have lost the idea of transparency in government, suing Carl Malamud, operator of the Public.Resource.org website, for copyright infringement for publishing the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) so that people could access it for free.

Medicare became law 50 years ago, with disastrous results for taxpayers, seniors, and the U.S. healthcare system.

Apart from the many problematic details of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, there is the overriding problem of the entire P5+1 process that produced the agreement, and, even more importantly, the U.S. Senate’s abdication of its constitutional “advice and consent” obligation.

In a radical attack on the due-process rights of Americans that received virtually no media attention, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to give the Obama administration the unilateral power to strip you of your passport and right to travel without a trial or even criminal charges. In fact, the scheme does not even include a way to challenge your status as a non-person involuntarily trapped inside U.S. borders on orders from the secretary of state. Lawmakers, some of whom could themselves be caught in the dragnet along with myriad administration officials, praised the effort as a way to stop alleged terrorists from travelling. But critics said it was an attack on the fundamental rights of Americans, such as due-process protections, and that it must be resisted.

Despite President Obama's best efforts to restrict gun ownership in the country, it is growing more quickly than ever.

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