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Academic Unfreedom: Criticism of the State of Israel

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2012

Without debate, the Assembly of the State of California has passed a bill making it illegal on a state university campus to say certain negative things about Israeli politics. To say such things is designated as a mark of anti-Semitism, and therefore can get you expelled or fired. Once again, we see the problem of […]

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House Overwhelmingly Votes for a Massive Spying Bill

Written by Gary North on September 14, 2012

The House of Representatives on September 12 voted to extend George W. Bush’s FISA Amendments Act for another five years. The vote was 301 to 118. Only seven Republican voted no. FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The original act became law under Jimmy Carter in 1978. This law authorizes the government to conduct wiretaps […]

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The Montpelier Manifesto (Sept. 4, 2012)

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2012

This manifesto sounds mostly Tea Party-like. It has only one obviously anti-free market provision: Public and private sector labor unions which have been under open attack by the government since the Reagan administration, by hostile anti-union private employers such as Wal-Mart, and more recently by some Republican governors. All the rest is straight Tea Party. […]

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THE NSA May Have Tapped Your Phone

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2012

The National Security Agency, known as NSA (“No Such Agency”), is allowed to tap the communications of Americans, but only insofar as they are dealing with people outside the USA. For over five years, the NSA has been monitoring the communications of Americans who were communicating only inside the USA. The Electronic Freedom Foundation has […]

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Drone University Will Soon Open

Written by Gary North on August 29, 2012

It had to come. Sadly, it will not be called Drone U. That would convey images of bored professors teaching bored students — the correct image for 800 years. This one will be called Unmanned Vehicle University. Really. I am not making this up. Too bad that uvu.edu is already taken. Maybe uvuiou.edu is available. […]

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