Are TSA procedures really making us safer? - by Judge Jim Gray
Last year, thousands and thousands of Americans at the airport lost at least 30 minutes of their lifetimes by standing in longer lines and complying with all of the TSA's increasingly laborious, invasive and time-consuming restrictions.
I'm sure you've seen the media reports of how President Obama and the Republicans are making deals for big increases in government spending (while keeping tax rates very high). Ethanol subsidies, more unfunded unemployment spending, etc.
Every year, the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship Program awards students who engage in liberty- advancing research or work to promote liberty in their academics.
Fellowships are open to graduate students whose research and career goals focus on liberty- advancing subjects. Fellowships are also given to exceptional junior and senior undergraduates who currently participate in liberty- related activities and who plan on pursuing a career in academia. Fellowships range anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000; last year, IHS awarded 180 fellowships totaling more than $650,000.
The Libertarian Party turns 39 today. We wish LP founder David Nolan were alive for this birthday.
Some Libertarian Party leadership has talked about the possibility of a major 40th birthday celebration next year in Washington, D.C. No plans have been made, but you might mark your calendar just in case.
Libertarian Councilman Doug Burlison has teamed up with his colleague Dan Chiles to educate the citizens of Springield, MO on the facts surrounding medical marijuana use. They have planned an event which will include an expert panel discussion and a screening of the film “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?”
More information can be found in the press release below:
Indianapolis City-County Councilor Ed Coleman (L) has introduced a proposal to refuse further service from the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at the Indianapolis airport. The airport could then hire its own security, or contract it out to a private firm.
The Federal Communications Commission chairman, Julius Genachowski, released a statement on December 1st addressing the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has proposed several regulations that would stop internet service providers from blocking or promoting any website over another. Essentially, internet users will be able to search any website they want without discretion from broadband companies. This proposal is set for a vote on December 21st, and if passed, the FCC will be able to regulate “net neutrality.”
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