Stossel: Let Them Vape

Our government says e-cigarettes and vaping are the latest “epidemic” among teens. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will restrict them. Cities across the country are banning e-cigarette use in public. But e-cigarettes help smokers quit traditional cigarettes. Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute tells John Stossel that people have misconceptions… Read More »

U.K. Anti-Terrorism Efforts Are Terrifying to Anybody Who Favors Free Speech

When you have an overreaching government “anti-terrorism” program tasked with countering violent ideological messages, anything that rubs officialdom the wrong way starts looking like extremist propaganda. That includes, it turns out, a standard-issue lefty reading-assignment at England’s University of Reading: Cautious about how the message might be perceived, school officials warned students reading Our Morals:… Read More »

To Unite America

What was it like to be reunited with your son? “I looked up to him.” When Tray Johns was kidnapped, her son was 6 years old and he could only hug her waist. When she was freed, he was 15 years old, towering over his mother. For nine years, he sat in silent tears as… Read More »

Pentagon Fails First Audit

The Pentagon has finally completed its first ever audit and the results are as many of us expected. After spending nearly a billion dollars to find out what has happened to trillions in unaccounted-for spending, the long look through the books has concluded that only ten percent of all Pentagon agencies pass muster. I am… Read More »

Can We Escape Control of The Wire?

“He’ll See Everything!  He’ll See the Big Board!“ — Dr. Strangelove What is The Wire?   Why is it so important? Who controls it? Answer those three questions and you can answer a number of problems plaguing our world today. The Wire is simply a metaphor for the transmission of information.  The Wire takes many forms.  And if you aren’t… Read More »

EPIC’s Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

Speaking to the OECD Global Strategy Group in Paris, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged OECD member countries to endorse the Universal Guidelines for AI. “Civil society recognizes that AI may help solve the world’s greatest challenges – from climate change and resource scarcity to  medical breakthroughs and sustainable development. But we also believe that the public must be given… Read More »

EPIC’s Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

Speaking to the OECD Global Strategy Group in Paris, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged OECD member countries to endorse the Universal Guidelines for AI. “Civil society recognizes that AI may help solve the world’s greatest challenges – from climate change and resource scarcity to  medical breakthroughs and sustainable development. But we also believe that the public must be given… Read More »

Florida’s Recount Ends

Two weeks after Floridians went to the polls, the fight over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s seat is finally over. The gap between Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott slowly came within a 0.5 percent margin, which triggered an automatic recount. (Florida does not have runoff elections for Senate races.) The Wednesday after the election, Nelson’s… Read More »

Florida’s Recount Ends

Two weeks after Floridians went to the polls, the fight over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s seat is finally over. The gap between Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott slowly came within a 0.5 percent margin, which triggered an automatic recount. (Florida does not have runoff elections for Senate races.) The Wednesday after the election, Nelson’s… Read More »