Laptop seizures are a growing menace in America today and it's not about your computer software having a stroke. It's about the Department of Homeland Security, without warrant or even "reasonable suspicion," (aka "probable cause") seizing computers, cell phones, Blackberries and other electronic properties from Americans returning to their "homeland."
As the gun control lobby seeks to exploit the Tucson tragedy to deprive American citizens of their Second Amendment rights, Democrats are already pressuring President Obama to support such unconstitutional legislation. As Raven Clabough reported for The New American, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has already introduce a bill in the House of Representatives which would go beyond the strictures of the old Brady Bill in limiting the capacity of the magazine of semiautomatic firearms.
Every once in a while, America's establishment columnists treat their readers to a surprisingly helpful bit of writing. Such was the case with George Will's January 16 column for Washington Post.
Viktor Bout, 44, a former Soviet/Russian military officer and current black market arms dealer with ties to Russian military intelligence — the GRU, was apprehended by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Thai law enforcement officials in March 2008. Following two years of deliberations in Thai courts and much to the protest of the Russian government, Bout was extradited last November to the United States to face trial at the Southern District Court of New York, which is set to commence with a hearing on Friday, January 21.