by Eileen | 7:06 pm, March 15, 2013
In one day, two major court decisions have put Executive overreach on the defensive and given civil liberty advocates momentum. In California, a federal judge held that National Security Letters, with their built-in gag orders, are unconstitutional. (Decision, here.) Meanwhile, federal courts also reinstated an ACLU lawsuit challenging the CIA’s ‘Glomar’ response of targeted drone [...]
by Eileen | 10:59 pm, March 8, 2013
Recently, is a rare, nay, unprecedented, display of good sense, the TSA announced that, as of April 25, 2013, small knives will again be allowed in carry-on baggage. To date, 9,300 people have signed a petition, sponsored by airline workers unions, to overturn that. In part, the petition language reads: Our nation’s aviation system is [...]
by Eileen | 10:30 pm, January 18, 2013
…and, presumably, watching it on their own time. I don’t know for certain; it’s anyone’s guess what goes on the those break rooms. At any rate, our blue-gloved faux-security force is now able to devote more of its time to robbing passengers, having lost their x-ray scanners. The line from on high is that Rapiscan, [...]
by Eileen | 5:06 am, January 12, 2013
The TSA is trying to resurrect a terrible program that been deservedly thwarted since its post-9/11 conception. It was CAPPS, then CAPPS II, then Secure Flight. Under all those guises, the goal was the aggregate any and all commercially available datasets into a behemoth database and then generate unique ‘aviation risk profiles’ for any airline [...]
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, June 21, 2012
The House Oversight Committee holds US Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt as does much of America. President Obama tried to shield Holder by exerting Executive Privilege over the requested Fast and Furious documents. Then-Senator Barack Obama spo…
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, May 9, 2012
The big news is Colorado is the fate of a civil union bill in the House. It passed out of the Appropriations Committee with amendments and made it to the House floor … and that’s where it’s still sitting. The House quit for the night at about 10pm wi…
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, May 8, 2012
There are only a couple of days left in the Colorado legislative session. Then we can all go back to ignoring our state legislators and ramp up for the Presidential race. Hey, at least Colorado schools are still allowed to hold bake sales.
On to the …
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, March 19, 2012
SB 12-130 has been drawing attention lately. On the surface it combines agencies. Going deeper? At the very least, it appears to be a funnel for Federal funds (with Federal requirements and control). At worst, it looks like an attempt to completely tak…
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, March 15, 2012
Leftist groups dominated political spending in Colorado by outspending Right-wing groups by 150 times. Not surprisingly, unions led the way in that spending. It’s something to keep in mind the next time you hear some crazed Progressive complain about c…
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, March 9, 2012
All that and more in today’s Seeing Stars!
The House passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill that would allow small scale hydropower projects on existing canals and pipelines. Hydropower is the most consistent renewable power source yet to often …keep looking »
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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