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“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis on ‘I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee’

Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of...

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The Racist Roots of Marijuana Prohibition

The history of marijuana (or cannabis/THC) stems back over 10,000 years and is widely recognized as one of...

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Tennessee Passes on Chance to OK Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana won’t be legal in Tennessee anytime soon after a House Representative’s bill, which aimed...

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The history of marijuana (or cannabis/THC) stems back over 10,000 years and is widely recognized as one of the most...

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posted on: Apr 15, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Fontana, California is Sending out an...

                 What started out as an undergraduate paper at my alma mater Cal State San Bernardino has turned into...

Fontana, California is Sending out an SOS
posted on: Apr 13, 2017 | author: Carlos Avalos

Flint mayor signed $67K PR contract t...

  FLINT, MI — The City of Flint has agreed to spend $67,500 on a Lansing-based public relations firm to...

Flint mayor signed $67K PR contract to promote pipe replacement program
posted on: Apr 3, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

More DEA Hypocrisy: Anti-Legalization...

Last week, the pharmaceutical giant Insys Therapeutics scored a major victory when it was announced that their new...

More DEA Hypocrisy: Anti-Legalization Pharmaceutical Company Gets Schedule II Clearance for its Synthetic THC Drug
posted on: Apr 3, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo
14 Year Old Livestreams Rape of 15 Year Old Girl and 40 People Watch it

14 Year Old Livestreams Rape of 15 Year Old G...

posted on: Apr 2, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Chicago Police announced on Twitter Sunday that they had arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that...

3 Common Immigration Myths Debunked

3 Common Immigration Myths Debunked

posted on: Mar 30, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

In this past election, Trump’s supporters embraced his calls for increasing immigration restrictions in a country that already has restrictive...

Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office

Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgen...

posted on: Mar 25, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The Trump administration has quietly appointed a Heritage Foundation staffer who has railed against civil rights protections for transgender...

Tennessee Passes on Chance to OK Medical Marijuana

Tennessee Passes on Chance to OK Medical Mari...

posted on: Mar 25, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Medical marijuana won’t be legal in Tennessee anytime soon after a House Representative’s bill, which aimed to legalize cannabis use for people...

How Spontaneous Order Keeps Houston Affordable

How Spontaneous Order Keeps Houston Affordabl...

posted on: Mar 21, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A metropolitan economy, if it is working well, is constantly transforming many poor people into middle-class people, many illiterates into skilled...

It’s Official: You’re Paying for Trump’s Wall, Twice

It’s Official: You’re Paying for Trump’s Wall...

posted on: Mar 20, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“We’re going to build a big, beautiful wall—and Mexico is gonna pay for it,” was one of Donald Trump’s campaign mantras. However, as Americans who...

Legal Services Corp. Eliminated by Trump Budget

Legal Services Corp. Eliminated by Trump Budg...

posted on: Mar 17, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corp. In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is...

Here Comes the Fed! Texas Land Owners to Lose Property for Trump’s Border Wall

Here Comes the Fed! Texas Land Owners to Lose...

posted on: Mar 15, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The government offered $2,900 for 1.2 acres near the Rio Grande. If Flores chooses not to accept the offer, the land could be seized through eminent...

Trillions in Debt and We’re Just Scratching the Surface

Trillions in Debt and We’re Just Scratc...

posted on: Mar 13, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: The US government is actually running...

“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis on ‘I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee’

“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock...

posted on: Mar 10, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), joins me on “I Take LIBERTY...

Indiana Used Stolen Funds to Pay Law Enforcement

Indiana Used Stolen Funds to Pay Law Enforcem...

posted on: Mar 8, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

There is a very clear reason as to why law enforcement has so diligently defended the routine use of civil asset forfeiture: it’s extremely...

Ali vs Trump: Muhammed’s Son Launches Religious Freedom Campaign to End Travel Ban

Ali vs Trump: Muhammed’s Son Launches R...

posted on: Mar 7, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Muhammad Ali’s son and ex-wife declared a “showdown” over religious freedom against President Donald Trump a month after they were...

Arizona Wants Protesters Prosecuted as Organized Criminals

Arizona Wants Protesters Prosecuted as Organi...

posted on: Mar 7, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Thanks to Republican state legislators, organizing protests in Arizona might soon be enough to land residents in jail. Under the recently proposed...

Was Obama Really the “Deporter in Chief?” Not Even Close

Was Obama Really the “Deporter in Chief...

posted on: Mar 7, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Immigration activists repeated named Obama the “Deporter in Chief.”  Were they right?  Strictly speaking, yes: More human beings were...

Republicans Reach Out to Sessions in Support of Cannabis

Republicans Reach Out to Sessions in Support ...

posted on: Mar 6, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions put recreational cannabis states on edge with his recent comments on the Schedule 1 substance, spurring Republican...

Federal Judge Blocks City Ban on Topless Women Due to Discrimination

Federal Judge Blocks City Ban on Topless Wome...

posted on: Mar 6, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A federal judge in Denver has blocked enforcement of a Fort Collins ordinance that bars women, but not men, from exposing their breasts in public....

Betrayal: Hundreds of Marines Investigated for Sharing Nude Photos of Women Soldiers on FB

Betrayal: Hundreds of Marines Investigated fo...

posted on: Mar 5, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Hundreds of US Marines are being investigated by the US Defense Department for sharing naked photos of their female colleagues and other women in a...

Man Shoots Sikh Man in Kent, Washington. “Get out of my country!”

Man Shoots Sikh Man in Kent, Washington. R...

posted on: Mar 5, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Police in a Seattle suburb are investigating a possible hate crime after a masked gunman shot a Sikh man after telling him to get out of the...

Price of insulin skyrockets, leaving diabetics with no recourse

Price of insulin skyrockets, leaving diabetic...

posted on: Mar 5, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Drug spending in the U.S. increased by 20 percent from 2013 to 2015, according to a study published by the American Medical Association. Last year,...

VETERAN FIGHTING DEPORTATION AFTER 2 TOURS IN AFGHANISTAN

VETERAN FIGHTING DEPORTATION AFTER 2 TOURS IN...

posted on: Mar 4, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A group of soldiers, family, and community members came together Saturday to fight a deportation order for a former U.S. soldier. Army Private 1st...

Trump says ‘Sessions is an honest man’ after AG Recuses Himself from Russian Probe

Trump says ‘Sessions is an honest man&#...

posted on: Mar 3, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from any investigations involving the presidential campaign, a vow...

The Last Thing America Needs Is a Reignited War on Weed

The Last Thing America Needs Is a Reignited W...

posted on: Mar 1, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The marijuana legalization movement has been holding its breath, waiting to see how President Donald Trump will address the issue. Public opinion...

9th Circuit Refuses to Issue Stay on Immigration Travel Ban Restraining Order

9th Circuit Refuses to Issue Stay on Immigrat...

posted on: Feb 27, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The court case over the travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries won’t be dropped, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a...

Oregon’s Governor and Attorney General took Campaign Money from Companies with Billions in State Contracts

Oregon’s Governor and Attorney General ...

posted on: Feb 27, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

As the state contemplates an income tax hike, Oregon’s corporate entities lined their pockets with taxpayer money. In 2016, as politicians...

Immigrants Probably Built Your Home

Immigrants Probably Built Your Home

posted on: Feb 26, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Drive by any housing project, notice who’s working, and one realizes home construction depends heavily on immigrant labor. Yahoo’s Melody Hahm...

Welcome Aboard, But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina

Welcome Aboard, But First US Marshals Will Sc...

posted on: Feb 26, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make...

Beauty and Truth: A Conversation on Liberty

Beauty and Truth: A Conversation on Liberty

posted on: Feb 24, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A few months after my original article on “libertarian brutalism,” published by the Foundation for Economic Education, a very smart thinker named...

‘Monster’ ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault nine girls

‘Monster’ ex-USA Gymnastics docto...

posted on: Feb 23, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too...

Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

posted on: Feb 19, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation...

Supreme Court to Decide whether Constitution Grants Protections to Mexican Boy Killed by U.S. Patrol

Supreme Court to Decide whether Constitution ...

posted on: Feb 18, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Two very different factual scenarios surround the June 7, 2010, death of a 15-year-old Mexican boy at the border where Juarez, Mexico, meets El...

West Virginia Judge is suspended for False Campaign Ads

West Virginia Judge is suspended for False Ca...

posted on: Feb 17, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A West Virginia judge has been suspended for two years and fined $15,000 for a campaign flier purporting to show his election opponent partying with...

MEMO Says Trump Might Use National Guard to Round Up Immigrants in 11 States

MEMO Says Trump Might Use National Guard to R...

posted on: Feb 17, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants,...

Jeff Sessions and the Thuggery of Asset Forfeiture

Jeff Sessions and the Thuggery of Asset Forfe...

posted on: Feb 15, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

One of the unfortunate features of Washington is that people often wind up in places that bring out their worst behaviors. The classic example is...

A Dark City: Racism and Corruption in Fontana, California

A Dark City: Racism and Corruption in Fontana...

posted on: Feb 8, 2017 | author: Carlos Avalos

by Carlos Avalos Adolf Hitler once said, “If you tell the masses a lie enough times, they will soon believe it.”  Unfortunately, people chose to...

President Trump and His Staff are Just Not Telling the Truth

President Trump and His Staff are Just Not Te...

posted on: Feb 1, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

In the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump and other members of his administration have staunchly defended his order temporarily...

Inauguration Day Lawsuit Filed by Lawyers and Journalists Against Police for Excessive Force and Unlawful Arrest

Inauguration Day Lawsuit Filed by Lawyers and...

posted on: Jan 31, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A Colorado lawyer is name plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit that claims police used excessive force against a group of legal observers, lawyers,...

BREAKING NEWS: President Donald Trump replaces Acting Attorney General Sally Yates with Dana Boente.

BREAKING NEWS: President Donald Trump replace...

posted on: Jan 30, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Acting Attorney General Yates had instructed lawyers in the Justice Department not to defend legal objections to Trump’s executive order on...

BREAKING – Acting Justice Department Chief Sally Yates won’t Defend Trump Immigration Order in Court Actions

BREAKING – Acting Justice Department Chief Sa...

posted on: Jan 30, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The acting chief of the Justice Department has instructed lawyers there not to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting...

Banning Refugees Is Cowardice, Not Vigilance

Banning Refugees Is Cowardice, Not Vigilance

posted on: Jan 30, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Donald Trump’s ban on people of certain nationalities entering the United States – now buffeted about by court orders, clarifications, and...

Three More Federal Judges plus a Federal Magistrate Stop Trump’s Immigration Executive Order 

Three More Federal Judges plus a Federal Magi...

posted on: Jan 29, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Three more federal district court judges, along with a federal district court magistrate, have issued rulings barring authorities from deporting...

Immigration crackdown and Trump wants to Federally Deputize Local Police to Help Enforce It

Immigration crackdown and Trump wants to Fede...

posted on: Jan 29, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce...

Patriotism Doesn’t Mean Prejudice

Patriotism Doesn’t Mean Prejudice

posted on: Jan 29, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For me, the inauguration of President Trump is particularly poignant, as the outgoing President was the one under whom I became a citizen, while the...

Green card holders also banned from entering U.S.; airlines start turning passengers away

Green card holders also banned from entering ...

posted on: Jan 28, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven...

Rand Paul Unveils Obamacare Replacement Act

Rand Paul Unveils Obamacare Replacement Act

posted on: Jan 28, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

On January 24, Senator Rand Paul, MD (R-KY) introduced S. 222, the “Obamacare Replacement Act,” which his press release described as “a health care...

Trump’s Executive Order to Limit Migration for “National Security” Reasons Has No Basis In Fact

Trump’s Executive Order to Limit Migration fo...

posted on: Jan 27, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order shortly to temporarily ban all visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan,...

What Are the Chances That a Muslim Is a Terrorist?

What Are the Chances That a Muslim Is a Terro...

posted on: Jan 22, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

It’s flu season and for the past two days you’ve had a headache and sore throat. You learn that 90% of people who actually have the flu also have...

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