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  • When Government Lobbies Government for More Government

    Liberal politicians are shocked—shocked, I tell you—to find gambling going on in a gambling house, or to find that lobbying is going on in the U.S. Capitol. "The rich and the powerful have been calling the shots in Washington forever and ever," said presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. She's proposed an "anti-corruption" package that would impose as much as a 75-percent tax rate on corporations that spend millions on lobbying. Railing against corporate lobbyists is common sport among...

    Reason.com
  • How government deregulation is killing people

    Your government at work: Members of Congress were hot on both sides of the aisle last week about air safety, relentlessly attacking Boeing over safety lapses on the 737 Max. But they were pretty silent about our government’s role altogether in giving the job of supervising new technology to the air manufacturers themselves. In other [

    www.rawstory.com
  • Greek government drops plan to criminalize blasphemy

    Greece's conservative government says it will withdraw an article in a criminal code reform bill under which blasphemy would be punishable by two years' imprisonment

    ABC News
  • Greek government drops plan to criminalize blasphemy

    Greece’s conservative government says it will withdraw an article in a criminal code reform bill under which blasphemy would be punishable by two years’ imprisonment

    Washington Post
  • Report: 7 killed in shelling in Syrian government held city

    Syrian state media says at least seven civilians have been killed in the city of Aleppo amid shelling from rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest

    ABC News
  • House passes stopgap spending plan to keep government open

    Congress moved closer Tuesday to punting the government shutdown deadline to next month. The House voted 231-192 on stopgap spending legislation that will keep the government funded through Dec. 20. Ahead of Tuesday's vote, Rep. Jim McGovern said the House's bill "not only keeps the lights on" but would give

    The Washington Times
  • China's Plans To Fight A Nuclear War Against America Would Kill Millions

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, A scary scenario.  Key point: China plans to attack America's biggest coastal cities. When one reads enough Chinese naval literature, diagrams of multi-axial cruise missile saturation attacks against aircraft carrier groups may begin to seem normal. However, one particular graphic from the October 2015 issue (p. 32) of the naval journal Naval & Merchant Ships [舰船知识] stands out as both unusual and singularly disturbing. It purports to map the impact of a Chinese...

    The National Interest