In his book, Fed Up, Texas Governor Rick Perry observed, “It’s not enough to be fed up. We must act.” Yet at a signing for his tome in New Orleans over the weekend, Wesley Strackbein of TSA asked Perry (left) to do just that — act, and see that the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill is presented in the special session of the Texas Legislature that convened after the regular session ended in May. The Governor refused. (See the video below of an exchange between Perry and Strackbein at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.)

In 2009, the U.S. Congress voted in favor of banning the federal funding of the leftwing group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) after a series of controversies erupted regarding the group�s activities. However, the Government Accountability Office has just released a report indicating that 11 out of 27 federal agencies had not been implementing the ACORN funding restrictions until the GAO began investigating in 2010.

A research study conducted by the free market libertarian organization The Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, recently released its annual Freedom in the 50 States Index. For 2011, the findings are grim, in many cases, but encouraging in others. Unsurprisingly, New Hampshire earned the coveted #1 position for overall freest state in the country.

The House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday conducted its second hearing on Islamic radicalization in the United States. Under the leadership of Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y., left), the committee hearing focused specifically on processes of radical Islamic proselytizing in the American prison system.