Because of outdated rules, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declares far more disasters than it should, costing taxpayers millions, according to a report from the just-retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).

License plate trackers are now equipped to take pictures of passengers, and send those photographs to police databases.

A new bill proposed in Missouri would prevent local resources from being used to support federal surveillance schemes.

Citing the Tenth Amendment, states’ rights, and even threats to national sovereignty, a coalition of some of Oklahoma’s most conservative lawmakers sent a letter to state Attorney General Scott Pruitt this week asking him to drop the federal lawsuit against Colorado voters’ 2012 decision to end marijuana prohibition. The group of state legislators, while making clear that they do not support pot, warned that the implications of the recently filed case would extend far beyond the controversial substance — potentially even threatening nullification efforts in Oklahoma and other states if successful at the Supreme Court. If the attorney general decides to pursue the case anyway, constituents of the Oklahoma lawmakers are urging them to file a brief defending Colorado’s right to self-government in the Supreme Court.

The Washington Times published two news stories December 30 in which America's Founding Fathers would have seen as a disturbing pattern.

The paper reported that the pace of military-grade equipment shipments to local police stations has accelerated in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri riots, and that Maryland State Police have been targeting out-of-state handgun owners on highways for technical violations of state gun control laws.