The U.S. Supreme Court may have just opened the floodgates to individuals wishing to challenge various federal laws on the grounds that they violate the 10th Amendment. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that individuals do have standing to make such legal challenges if they can demonstrate that they will suffer harm if the laws they are challenging are applied to them.
The problem of public-employee pensions is bringing an increasing number of state governments to the brink of fiscal disaster. In some states -- beginning with Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker -- Republican majorities elected last November are directly confronting the power of public-employee unions to negotiate any contract the members wish, especially in the area of benefits packages. Even big union states such as Ohio and Indiana have repeated what Wisconsin accomplished.
Texas Governor Rick Perry agreed on Monday to add the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill to the special session of the Texas Legislature. His decision to call up the bill followed almost a month of intense and unrelenting pressure from his constituents.
American Catholic bishops, equating socialism with true Christian charity, have long been allies of the radical Left in its plans to socialize the American economy. Now they wish to alter the demographic landscape of the United States with unfettered immigration, and are encouraging Catholics to help undermine the effort to ensure that foreign workers are legally employed in the United States.
A University of New Mexico student was arrested after wearing saggy pants onboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport.
A video of the exchange between the student and members of the US Airways flight crew was captured by a passenger seated near the student and obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle. Deshon Marman (shown at left during football practice at UNM) can be heard telling the captain, who was accompanied by a San Francisco police officer, "My pants are up, sir. I'm not doing anything. I paid my fees, and I'm ready to go."
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 Tyranny.org 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.