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Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History

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More Spying On Citizens than in Stasi East Germany TechDirt notes: In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one...   Read More

You don’t have to make a federal case out of it

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Carole Bond was furious when she discovered that her husband had impregnated her best friend, Myrlinda Hanes. Bond ordered poisonous chemicals through Amazon.com and...   Read More

Ethanol’s unhappy meal: Food costs to skyrocket under government’s corn fuel mandate

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Efforts of lawmakers to buy votes in midwestern states are hitting taxpayers in the wallet. A report by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) last...   Read More

TSA creating all new watch list for Americans

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Being absent from a federal no-fly list might not mean you won’t be hassled the next time you enter an US airport. The Transportation...   Read More

Homeland Security Uses Local Police to Set Up Surveillance Buffer Zones

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In order to sweeten the pot of federalization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of expensive gadgets to local police forces....   Read More

U.S. Sugar Protectionism: A Not So Sweet Deal For Anyone

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Often eclipsed by its illegal look-a-like, another white powdery substance has become an issue of US policy both domestically and in Latin America. For...   Read More

Dollar’s Decline Catches Up With U.S. Mint

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Within days of each other, two announcements concerning the future of the US currency appeared in the popular press, and each avoided any mention...   Read More

Ninth Circuit Gives the A-OK For Warrantless Home Video Surveillance

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Can law enforcement enter your house without a warrant and use a secret video camera to record the intimate details inside? On Tuesday, the...   Read More

The EPA’s War on Home Appliances

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Are you disappointed in every shower head that you purchase? Does your toilet have trouble flushing? Have you noticed that your dishes are still...   Read More

Catalonia election: Separatists win majority

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Voters in Spain’s Catalonia region have given a majority to parties seeking Catalan independence. However, Catalan President Artur Mas, who called the early election...   Read More