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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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NYC Prosecutors Pledge to...

NYC Prosecutors Pledge to Dismiss 700,000 Minor Warrants

Four of New York City’s district attorneys say they will file motions in coming weeks to toss out 700,000...

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How to Lose Every Argumen...

How to Lose Every Argument

Usually, I’m hesitant to lay ultimatums down saying that one tactic or another will never, ever work....

9th Circuit Refuses to Issue Stay on ...

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

9th Circuit Refuses to Issue Stay on Immigration Travel Ban Restraining Order
posted on: Feb 27, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Oregon’s Governor and Attorney ...

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

Oregon’s Governor and Attorney General took Campaign Money from Companies with Billions in State Contracts
posted on: Feb 27, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Immigrants Probably Built Your Home

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

Immigrants Probably Built Your Home
posted on: Feb 26, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Welcome Aboard, But First US Marshals...

For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more...

Welcome Aboard, But First US Marshals Will Scan Your Retina
posted on: Feb 26, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo
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...

DC MARIJUANA GROUP HAS 5,500 JOINTS READY FOR DONALD TRUMP

DC MARIJUANA GROUP HAS 5,500 JOINTS READY FOR...

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

Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday is guaranteed to be a memorable affair for reasons beyond the historic moment of America welcoming its first...

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on ...

posted on: Jan 16, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The media narrative on American politics has become so tedious you don’t have to listen anymore. Every story seems to follow a formula, and never...

The Beautiful Ideals of “Hidden Figures”

The Beautiful Ideals of “Hidden Figures”

posted on: Jan 16, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

“Hidden Figures,” a historical drama about the science and personalities behind John Glenn’s 1962 orbit around the earth, is a film about the...

Georgia Medical Marijuana Supporters see opening, obstacles to state expansion

Georgia Medical Marijuana Supporters see open...

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

Seven states passed marijuana initiatives on Nov. 8, which ordinarily would have injected new life into the push to expand Georgia’s tiny medical...

Trump Election Pushes Immigrants To Work And Study Elsewhere

Trump Election Pushes Immigrants To Work And ...

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

Donald Trump is already prompting immigrants and international students to reconsider their plans to work or study in the United States. Since his...

DOJ Supports Lawsuit to End Juvenile Solitary Confinement

DOJ Supports Lawsuit to End Juvenile Solitary...

posted on: Jan 14, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The U.S. Justice Department has submitted a “statement of interest” in a lawsuit seeking to end the solitary...

Arizona Court rules Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Convicted of DUI

Arizona Court rules Medical Marijuana Users C...

posted on: Jan 14, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

PHOENIX — Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually...

New Legislation Establishes Orwellian Propaganda Agency

New Legislation Establishes Orwellian Propaga...

posted on: Jan 14, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Our elected officials in Washington have a habit of passing the laws that the American people would probably most like to know about at times when...

California bill declares all children have a basic right to quality education, healthcare and social services

California bill declares all children have a ...

posted on: Jan 14, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

State Sen. Richard Pan on Monday said all California children should have a basic right to quality childcare, early education and health and dental...

Tickets for Warming Up Your Car Speak Volumes about Excessive Government Power

Tickets for Warming Up Your Car Speak Volumes...

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

Via WXYZ Detroit: Did you know you could get fined for heating up your car? One man’s parking ticket has gone viral, with thousands of views...

Obama Puts ‘Progressive Goals’ Before Due Process

Obama Puts ‘Progressive Goals’ Before Due Pro...

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

On Jan. 5, President Barack Obama published in the Harvard Law Review a 56-page commentary expressing his personal views on criminal law and...

California Bill Seeks Police Surveillance Transparency

California Bill Seeks Police Surveillance Tra...

posted on: Jan 11, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

If you’re a Baltimore resident there is a chance that last year you spotted a Cessna airplane overhead at 8,500 feet. You’d be forgiven for thinking...

Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers

Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick i...

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

President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million undocumented immigrants, a...

Jeff Sessions is a Problem for Conservatives

Jeff Sessions is a Problem for Conservatives

posted on: Jan 9, 2017 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

When President-elect Trump selected Alabama senator Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general, many conservatives cheered. Immigration hardliners...

NAACP protesters are arrested during sit-in to protest Sessions’ nomination for attorney general

NAACP protesters are arrested during sit-in t...

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

Six protesters were arrested Tuesday evening during a sit-in staged by the NAACP to protest Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Jeff Sessions as...

When You Sue the Police, You Should Get Your Day in Court

When You Sue the Police, You Should Get Your ...

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

Antonio Buehler was arrested in Austin, Texas, after recording a woman he believed was getting abused by police. The officer even threatened other...

BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Impose Term Limits On Members of Congress

BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Cruz and Rep. DeSantis In...

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose...

How the Founders Dealt with Fake News

How the Founders Dealt with Fake News

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

Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media...

Local Governments Are Getting Creative… With Fees and Fines

Local Governments Are Getting Creative…...

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

What do Andy Johnson, Anthony Smelley, the Hammond family, Charlie Engle, Tammy Cooper, Nancy Black, Russ Caswell, Jacques Wajsfelner, Jeff...

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin? It Exists

What’s Truly Remarkable about Bitcoin? It Exi...

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

It was the second week of February 2013 when I first ventured a public opinion that Bitcoin is the real deal. The dollar exchange rate was at $25,...

Tax Breaks are Expiring as Racehorse Owners Run for Cover

Tax Breaks are Expiring as Racehorse Owners R...

posted on: Dec 31, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

After today, you won’t be able to quickly depreciate your racehorse, your motorcycle-racing track or your movie-production expenses on your tax...

Friendship Is a Powerful Antidote to Racism

Friendship Is a Powerful Antidote to Racism

posted on: Dec 28, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

Have you had this happen to you? The topic of racism comes up in casual conversation. Some white person defensively says that he has black friends....

State Approves St. Francis Hospital Research Into Marijuana As Alternative To Opioid Painkillers

State Approves St. Francis Hospital Research ...

posted on: Dec 28, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

A first-of-its-kind research program by a St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center team to gauge the effectiveness of medical marijuana as a...

39 Percent of Prisoners Should Not Be In Prison

39 Percent of Prisoners Should Not Be In Pris...

posted on: Dec 27, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

For the past year, President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on “law and order,” stating at the Republican National Convention that under a Trump...

Our Jails are Housing more Mentally Ill People than Hospitals

Our Jails are Housing more Mentally Ill Peopl...

posted on: Dec 26, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

The audience sitting in the gymnasium bleachers is charged with excitement as the graduation speaker approaches the podium. Student artwork hangs on...

Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid

Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood o...

posted on: Dec 25, 2016 | author: Bobby Rodrigo

After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program. In a move that could affect...

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