Even those of us who are used to seeing politics get pretty tough and dirty are startled by Governor Rick Perry's August 15 indictment by a grand jury on two counts of abusing his office.

On this day in 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention debated state sovereignty and militias. Their thinking is very relevant to today.

The UN’s upcoming summit on “global governance” of the Internet bodes ill for freedom in cyberspace, as official representation is tilted heavily toward the side of totalitarian repression.

To the federal government's dismay, fuel-efficient vehicles are contributing to lower gas tax revenues.

Coming soon to a theater near you — airport-like security measures at movie theaters, shopping malls, and just about any other public gathering place, thanks to the perpetrator of the 2012 deadly movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and 20 lawsuits alleging the theater owner should have anticipated it.

The National Tactical Officers Association, the lobbying group for 1,600 SWAT teams across the country, e-mailed all legislative staffers in the U.S. House and Senate this week, the Daily Beast reported, and assured the legislative aides that its members share "our nation's grief" over the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. 

With guidelines setting limits on student food choices and calorie consumption, the federal government is overstepping the limits of its authority, the Board of Education in Marietta, Georgia, has declared.

Thursday's wedding date for same-sex couples in Virginia was postponed indefinitely Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

The Federal Reserve Bank will keep suppressing interest rates to near-zero rates for more than a year, according to Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released August 20, despite talk about an “eventual normalization of the stance and conduct of monetary policy.”

Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents related to the 2006-2011 "gun-walking" operation, dubbed "Fast and Furious," that resulted in the loss of some 2,000 U.S. rifles.

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