Why isn’t Congress asking tough questions about Pentagon spending? – Slate

23 09 2007

Adjusting for inflation, the Pentagon budget is larger than at the peak of the Cold War
—in fact, larger than any budget since the Korean War. Again, this is true, apart from the money allocated for the current wars.Shouldn’t some legislators be asking about the ways the Pentagon is spending so much money and whether all those ways are necessary?

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Greenspan Cracks a Joke and Breaks It Down for Jon Stewart.

23 09 2007

The former Fed chairman walked through some of the basics of the economy, including Stewart
’s straightforward question (to which he gets a refreshingly straightforward & comprehensive answer): “Why do we have a Fed? Why do we have someone adjusting the rates if we’re a free-market society?” Partial Transcript and Embedded Video of Interview.

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Government official used Homeland Security Data to stalk ex-girlfriend

23 09 2007

This story represents a perfect example of why the government needs to be limited in its power and why our privacy as citizens needs to be protected.

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