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Obama’s Parting Shot at Personal Freedom (New at Reason)

To make things more convenient for the government, the Obama administration makes it easier for agencies to spy on citizens. Reason Staff|Jan. 19, 2017 7:15 am Pete Souza/The White HouseThe Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable search and seizures were expressly designed to benefit the citizenry and not the government, but those protections have been eroded […]

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Brickbat: State Secrets

Andy Nelson/ZUMA Press/NewscomFederal prosecutors have asked a judge to order an Oregon man to take down blog posts he made that contain information about informants the feds had in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge when part of it was occupied by a group led by Ammon Bundy. They say Gary Hunt is illegally in possession […]

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Pension Funds Need Gold Before It’s Too Late

By Jp Cortez Tens of millions of Americans and their employers pour money into pension plans each month, counting on those funds to grow and to be there when needed at retirement. But a time bomb awaits. The bulk of U.S. pension funds are dangerously underfunded, and the assets are often invested in securities that […]

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BBC Journalist Admits MSM “Journalist” Bilal Abdul Kareem “Works With al-Qaeda”

By Brandon Turbeville Ever since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Western corporate media has cited various “activists” inside the country which conveniently all reported back towing the desired propaganda of the State Department. But the word “activists” could always simply be translated to mean “terrorists” since the “activists” were actually gun-toting fighters […]

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Human Rights Watch Praises Obama, Denigrates Trump, Putin and Assad

Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (image: AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Human Rights Watch (HRW) and likeminded groups get Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and other dirty corporate money. It comes with strings to serve powerful Western interests. HRW director Kenneth Roth is a former federal prosecutor. Former HRW head Aryeh Neier left to become […]

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Tanzanian Farmers Face Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange

(image: © Ebe Daems) In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of intellectual property rights. ‘If you buy seeds from Syngenta or Monsanto under the new legislation, they will retain the intellectual property rights. […]

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‘The Slants:’ The Asian-American Band Name the Government Says Is Too Racist to Trademark! (New at Reason)

‘The Slants:’ The Asian-American Band Name the Government Says Is Too Racist to Trademark! (New at Reason)

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case about “offensive” speech & the First Amendment. Mark McDaniel & Meredith Bragg|Jan. 18, 2017 4:40 pm [embedded content] Can the U.S. Patent Office deny trademark requests it deems disparaging or offensive, or is that a violation of the First Amendment? The Supreme Court will decide […]

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Obama’s Final Presidential Press Conference, Senate Committee Approves Mattis for Defense, Senegalese Troops Move Closer to Gambian Border: P.M. Links

Ed Krayewski|Jan. 18, 2017 4:30 pm White HouseAt his last press conference as president, Barack Obama insists Julian Assange’s offer to surrender himself played no role in the decision to grant Chelsea Manning clemency. The president also pardoned Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who plead guilty to tax evasion in 1995. Donald Trump said […]

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