Jan 20 2017

TSA Stops Bear Attack, DHS Hacks State Election, & FB to Censor “Fake News”

Facebook has announced a plan to crack down on fake news – by partnering with Snopes and ABC News to fact check news stories posted to the site. According to Business Insider, Facebook has recruited the help of various media organizations via a fact-checking network affiliated with a non-profit journalism school in Florida. Facebook says …

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Dec 18 2016

Liberty Update: VA Gives Vets HIV, Florida Tickets Dead Man, & School’s Kool-Aid Crackdown

According to the American Action Forum, the new implementation of EPA fuel standards for heavy trucks has caused the 10-year regulatory burden on America to soar above $1 trillion, or an annual cost of $540 per person. AAF studied data from 2005 on, and found that over 75% of the regulation costs were implemented by …

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Dec 18 2016

Liberty Update: Post-It Hate Crime, Failing Public Ed, & Libertarian “Russian Propaganda”

A Massachusetts college has chosen to stop flying the American flag this week after students raised concerns that the flag promoted racism and hatred. This is a local story involving Hampshire College in Amherst, so I want to provide a little context. Around here Hampshire College is known for their pot-to-student ratio and their shoes-optional …

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Nov 20 2016

Liberty Update: Trump Transition, a Gun Control Gaffe, & Castile Shooting Unjustified

Transcript: Trump announced several cabinet appointments this week that have many Americans up in arms about what a Trump presidency will look like. The position of CIA director has been offered to Rep Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and served on the Select Committee on Benghazi. He was particularly …

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Nov 13 2016

Decision 2016: The Eulogy

Election 2016

Cross-posted at Level-Up Liberty and in the Libertarian Associates of Massachusetts newsletter. It’s finally over. After months of campaigning, the election was won, and the fervor has settled down. Except it hasn’t. The liberal left is beside themselves with fury and fear. In some bizarre twist of fate they cannot understand, Trump won the election. …

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Oct 08 2016

Liberty Update: The Happening, A Boston Lockdown, & Hillary’s Got Jokes

Transcript as follows: Massachusetts is in the news again this week with two big stories, after a Boston lockdown and news of a pot raid on an 81 year old grandmother. State police were conducting a firearms trafficking investigation in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday. Details are still sparse, but a shootout broke …

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Oct 08 2016

Liberty Update: Free Tampons, Jeremy Mardis, & Gun Control Fails (Again)

Transcript as follows: Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum this week to provide free tampons and menstrual pads in all bathrooms on campus. 78.6% of the roughly 3,000 ballots voted yes. The referendum will now go to the school’s president for the final decision. If passed, the free products will be offered in both men’s …

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Sep 26 2016

Liberty Update: NC Riots, MA’s “Illegal Guns,” & Free Speech Blamed For Everything

Transcript as follows: Riots in NC come this week after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott outside an apartment complex in Charlotte. Police were present on an unrelated call and say they saw Scott get into his car with a gun and approached, demanding he drop the gun and get out of the car. …

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Sep 17 2016

Liberty Update: Pepe the Frog, Burrito Drones, & Another Clinton Conspiracy

Transcript is as follows: Pepe the frog appeared on a Donald Trump meme that his son posted to social media. Hillary Clinton and company jumped on this and posted an “explainer” on Hillary’s campaign website, condemning the meme as nationalist, white supremacist propaganda. The DailyBeast claims to have spoken to these white supremacists directly and …

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Jul 08 2016

Dallas Protest Shooting: 5 Officers Dead, 7 Injured

Dallas protest shooting

Dallas, TX – A protest against police violence ended with the deaths of five police officers last night. Another seven were injured, some of which are undergoing emergency surgery (original reports stated 11 officers had been shot, but the most recent updates via CNN and ABC are stating it was 12). Two civilians were also …

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