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Low-Energy Congress on Full Display During Facebook Hearings

BY BOB BARR If there was ever a time to revive the term “low energy” -- President Donald Trump’s devastating 2016 epithet for Jeb Bush...

Government Snooping Survives Government “Shutdown”

BY BOB BARR In Washington’s theatrical production of “Shutdown: 2018” – directed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, produced by the Mainstream Media, and featuring all of...

Twitter Bad, Government Worse

BY BOB BARR When it comes to the Internet, people often take for granted “free” access to online products and services, such as Facebook, Google,...

Looking for Privacy in All the Wrong Places

BY BOB BARR Like the rising of the sun or the changing of the tides, another opportunity for the GOP to right the wrongs of...

National Parent Coalition Seeks Protection of Student Data & Psychological Privacy

DR. KAREN EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The following note was sent to the chairpersons and ranking members of the U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee...

Show Me What Books You’re Reading — TSA’s New ARMAP

BY BOB BARR Much has been said of the ineffectiveness and intrusiveness of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the last decade and a half....

GOP Kicks Another Can Down the Road

BY BOB BARR While President Donald Trump wasted little time after taking his oath of office to outline his vision to “make America great again,”...

The Time is NOW to Put Privacy Back into Intelligence Gathering

BY BOB BARR In the months following the 9-11 terror attacks, as America’s intelligence agencies struggled to explain how they missed connecting the dots leading...

Justice Black’s Warnings Become Reality

BY JOHN A. SPARKS Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was recently decided 5-3 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It struck down the Texas legislature’s regulations...

Liberty Counsel Presents Fairfax Transgender Case to VA Supreme Court

LIBERTY ALERT, LIBERTY COUNSEL CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Liberty Counsel will present oral arguments on August 31 requesting the Virginia Supreme Court to hear the case...

The Left’s Cynical World of Bathroom Politics

BY MARK HENDRICKSON I can’t believe that I’m writing an article about going to the bathroom! But then, I can’t believe that at a time when...

Judicial Supremacy and the Bathroom Wars

EAGLE FORUM, EDUCATION REPORTER Accommodating transgender students, those who believe or wish themselves to be a sex different than their biological sex, is a big...

Obama’s Transgender Directive to Schools is Lawless

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration’s letter sent today to every public school district in the country telling them to allow...

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

  Destroy this letter! ... a certain description of persons are so industrious in misconstruing & misrepresenting every word from my pen, that I must pray...

Response to Critiques of the Student Privacy Protection Act

By Karen R. Effrem, MD, and Jane Robbins The Student Privacy Protection Act, (SPPA) -  S1341, is creating quite a stir. As expected and despite...

'Why The Patriot Act is Tyranny and Rand Paul is a Hero'

BY TOM DEWEESE Senator Rand Paul is taking a lot of heat from establishment Conservatives and some in the media for his unwavering stand against...

‘Why The Patriot Act is Tyranny and Rand Paul is a Hero’

BY TOM DEWEESE Senator Rand Paul is taking a lot of heat from establishment Conservatives and some in the media for his unwavering stand against...

Patel: Right Result, Wan Rationale

JIM HARPER, CATO INSTITUTE Making short work of the idea that facial challenges aren’t available under the Fourth Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled today in...

Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

BY BOB BARR Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any...

Baltimore Police Admit Thousands of Stingray Uses

ADAM BATES, CATO INSTITUTE It’s been a bad week for Stingray secrecy.  Following a court-ordered document dump in New York earlier this week, a Baltimore detective...

S227: Federal Data Mining Bill that Destroys Student Privacy

KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Besides urging a no vote on HR 5, the Student Success Act that replaces No Child Left Behind,...

Student Success (HR 5) Cements Federal & Common Core Control

– URGE A NO VOTE KAREN R. EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The US House Education and Workforce Committee marked up and passed its Elementary and Secondary...

Student Success (HR 5) Cements Federal & Common Core Control

– URGE A NO VOTE KAREN R. EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The US House Education and Workforce Committee marked up and passed its Elementary and Secondary...

The Real “DarkNet”

Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Fusion Centers BY BOB BARR Earlier this month, I wrote about a case out of Maryland involving a Florida resident...

Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers

BY BOB BARR In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called “the stage of ultimate inversion,” in...

Useless Student Privacy ‘Pledge’

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM Although several technology companies that collect data about schoolchildren signed a voluntary “Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy” in October, there is...

Preschool and Kindergarten Data Mining

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM In Colorado, more than 42,000 toddlers through kindergartners have been subjected to Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold) assessments. Colorado parent and...

The All-Seeing Eye

BY THE FREEMAN Before he conked out, he asked Odysseus his name. “Nobody,” replied the hero. “Well, Mr. Nobody, I like you,” said the Cyclops drowsily. “In...

IRS Watchdog: Obamacare Personal Data Not Secure

LAURA TRUEMAN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION As the federal government continues to implement Obamacare, the IRS is the next federal agency to handle the personal financial and...

Was It an April Fool Joke?

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY U.S. control of the Internet’s basic functions has kept the Web free for Americans and for the entire world. And it’s up...

President Obama Advances Gender Confusion and Erodes Privacy

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC - Federal workers can no longer expect privacy in the workplace restroom or locker room. After championing federally funded...

Senators Forced to Play “Frankenstein” with Privacy Monster They Created

BY BOB BARR In the iconic, early-nineteenth century horror novel, Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with the science of life, creates a monster out of...

Privacy – Can We Yet Reclaim the High Ground?

BY BOB BARR According to Greek mythology, Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, captured the attention of Apollo with her beauty. But, after rejecting...

Why the 2,776 NSA Violations Are No Big Deal

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Thanks to more documents leaked by Edward Snowden, this time to the Washington Post, we learned that a secret May...

The New ‘Newspeak’ Test

BY BOB BARR In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” which describes life in an oppressive, virtually inescapable Surveillance State, the vocabulary of the populace is...

The New 'Newspeak' Test

BY BOB BARR In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” which describes life in an oppressive, virtually inescapable Surveillance State, the vocabulary of the populace is...

‘Georgetown Law Journal’ Writer Proposes Stiff Penalties for Flouting FERPA

Peter Bonilla, TheFIRE In The Georgetown Law Journal, Georgetown University Law Center student Rob Silverblatt makes a worthwhile contribution to the steadily-growing body of literature...

Montclair State Wrongly Cites Anti-Bullying Law to Justify Student’s Suspension

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE The case of Montclair State University student Joseph Aziz—who has been suspended from the university as the result of unflattering social...

Obama now king of the gun grabbers, say opponents

BY JIM KOURI In his usual theatrical style, on Wednesday on live television, President Barack Obama revealed his plans to implement his administration's agenda for...

Domestic Spy Expansion Bill Sails Through the Congress

BY BOB BARR Neither Congress nor the White House has proved itself capable of reaching a decision on how to begin trimming the $16.5 trillion...